Careers: Life at the TEL

Life at the TEL

The TEL recruits, develops and retains talented, highly qualified, hard-working individuals who are making a difference for students and their families throughout Tennessee. Employment opportunities within our organization cover the gamut from entry level to highly skilled executive business professionals. We strive to create a culture of inclusion, good corporate citizenship, and well-being for our employees.


The TEL is and always has been deeply committed to empowering a diverse workforce at all levels. It’s a critical component of our success as a corporation and ingrained into our DNA. From hiring practices and our special college intern program, to training programs and other educational activities that enable minority-owned businesses to compete for contracts on an equal basis, we walk the walk in our commitment to diversity.

Corporate Responsibility

TEL employees consistently participate in corporate initiatives designed to give back to the community. Whether through our annual gift-giving programs, food drives, or through activities such as reading to young students and mentoring others, we share our time and talents with those in our community.

Wellness Program

The TEL works hard to maintain a healthy and happy workplace through its fitness and wellness programs. In addition, the TEL had partnered with TriStar Workplace Partners to provide a web-based, award-winning, robust wellness program that includes education sessions, fitness classes, biometric screenings, and interactive fitness challenges.

Professional Development

The TEL firmly believes that we never stop learning. Employees can receive specialized training, formal education, or advanced professional learning to help improve their professional knowledge, skills, and effectiveness.

Events Committee

TEL employees work hard to raise funds to help students continue their education. With the assistance of our Events Committee, we also take time to enjoy camaraderie with one another. Our Events Committee plans various activities and celebrations throughout the year, such as bowling, ice cream socials, Thanksgiving Potluck, Fall and Winter Festivals, and our Annual Chili Cook-off.