Graduate Development Program 

Do you have a curious and questioning mind with an appetite for exploring the unknown?

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Grad campaign 2017

A unique opportunity to work with and learn from some of the world’s brightest minds.



As the home of nuclear science and technology in Australia, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) offers a unique and exciting opportunity to work alongside and be inspired by some of Australia’s leading researchers.

Thousands of Australians benefit from the work undertaken at ANSTO every year. Our researchers use nuclear techniques to help answer some of the important questions facing society today. We are addressing challenges such as understanding our environment, supporting human health, providing innovation for industry and researching the nuclear fuel cycle.

Specialising in a variety of areas including radiopharmaceutical production and research; water resource management; chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering; as well as a diverse range of business related disciplines, we will assist you in reaching your goals with hands on experience and mentoring from industry experts.

ANSTO aims to nurture the next generation of Australian graduates and provide strong foundations for exciting and fulfilling careers through our Graduate Development Program.

The ANSTO Graduate Development Program is a reputable leadership program focused on providing professional development opportunities and hands-on experience in the nuclear science and technology industry.

Features of the program include:

  • The opportunity to be mentored by Australia’s top nuclear experts and senior leaders
  • A rotation program tailored to the graduate’s discipline and interests
  • A significant investment in professional development

For further information please contact the Early Career Talent & Development Team by phoning: +612 9717 3094 or email

Answering your questions about the program

In this section you will find answers to questions about our graduate program. 

When will you be accepting applications for the next graduate intake?
The next graduate intake will commence February 2017. Opportunites to register for the program are now open.  
What are we looking for in a graduate?
ANSTO is seeking high quality graduates interested in a diverse and challenging career in nuclear science and technology. Ideally, applicants will be in their final year of study, or have recently completed a degree in a relevant discipline.
What type of disciplines is ANSTO looking for?
Ideally, candidates will have a degree in one of the following areas: science, engineering, information technology, business, international relations, or communications.
How long is the recruitment process?
The evaluation process consists of three phases:


  • Applicants are assessed on eligibility and merit.
  • Short-listed candidates participate in structured interviews and an assessment centre.
  • Prior to being offered a place in the program, nominated candidates must successfully complete a medical and security assessment.
Do I have to be an Australian Citizen to apply?
Yes. Due to our status as an Australian Federal Government Organisation it is a requirement that we only accept Australian citizens into the program.
Is there any further training/development offered to the Graduates?
Definitely! Throughout the 2 year program, the graduates are involved in an array of training and development opportunities.The graduates do training together as a team as well as individual customised technical training that would be relevant to their degree.
Is ANSTO a good place to work?
Of course it is! Life on the ANSTO campus is lively and diverse, and staff enjoy a wide range of facilities and services to support their work and lifestyle.

The ANSTO site resembles a university campus, with internal roads connecting more than 80 buildings spread over 70-hectares. Surrounded by natural bushland it has extensive sporting and leisure including football fields, squash courts, barbecues, a cafe and a swimming pool.

ANSTO has an active Social Club that organise sports competitions and social events as well as activities such as aerobics, soccer, touch football, yoga, bushwalking and cycling.