Early Career Programs


Our Early Career Programs aim to attract high-calibre candidates to help deliver excellence in nuclear science and technology at ANSTO.

National Deuteration Facility
 

Graduate Development Program


The ANSTO Graduate Development Program provides professional development and hands-on experience in the nuclear science and technology industry. Learn more.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 


Postdoctoral Research Fellows undertake a defined research activity within the framework of ANSTO's research portfolio. Fellows work independently and collaboratively to identify, resolve and solve research questions for the period of their contract.  


Fellows are able to build skills and experience that will contribute to the broader Australian economy and develop their careers as researchers. They are offered employment for a two-year fixed term period, with the possibility of a one-year extension.
 

For more information about Postdoctoral Research Fellowships please contact the Early Career Talent & Development Team by phoning: +612 9717 3094 or email earlycareers@ansto.gov.au . 

 


 

Traineeships


Traineeships are offered in the context of ANSTO's business requirements. Trainees are required to complete their formal qualifications through recognised training organisations, such as TAFE. 


Traineeships have been offered in a variety of fields, including the following:

 

  • Business services
  • Administration
  • Laboratory technology
  • Information technology
  • Library services


Opportunities are advertised through Hunter Valley Training Company Pty Ltd (HVTC). See www.hvtc.com.au for further information.  Alternatively, please contact the Early Career Talent & Development Team by phoning: +612 9717 3094.

 



Apprenticeships


ANSTO aims to engage technicians and tradespersons through a comprehensive apprenticeship program.


As an apprentice you have the chance to learn a wide range of skills while rotating through engineering workshops. These may include opportunities in drafting, maintenance, planning, quality control and nuclear core facilities.

 

There are various roles available including:

 

  • Technicians
  • Fitter/machinists
  • Electricians
  • Sheet metal workers


Apprentices are required to attend a recognised training organisation, such as TAFE, to complete their formal qualifications. All protective clothing and tools are supplied by ANSTO and salary is based on age.


Opportunities are advertised through Hunter Valley Training Company Pty Ltd (HVTC). See www.hvtc.com.au  for further information.  Alternatively, please contact the Early Career Talent & Development Team by phoning: +612 9717 3094.

 


 

Year In Industry Program


Full-time placements for up to 12 months are available at ANSTO for students studying science, engineering, information technology or business disciplines.


The program is open to penultimate year university students who may apply for an internship where industrial practice is a mandatory part of their studies, or where it is an elective subject.


The student must provide evidence that this program forms part of the university's requirements to receive their degree.


An ANSTO supervisor manages each student and develops specific learning objectives in the context of ANSTO's requirements. Regular feedback will be given on performance.


These opportunities are available only to students at Australian universities who have appropriate Australian work rights.


Opportunities for the Year in Industry program will be advertised in July/August each year through the ANSTO website and other University publications. For further information please contact the Early Career Talent & Development Team by phoning: +612 9717 3094. 

 


 

Science Careers Q&A (for years 10-12)

 

ANSTO’s career workshops are suitable for students in years 10 to 12 who are interested in a career in science. Our workshops include a particular focus on the diverse career pathways inside a science facility as well as access to a panel of scientists who will share how their own career pathways brought them to ANSTO and answer any questions you may have.

Science careers events also includes a tour of the ANSTO’s facilities. Interested? Click to our events page for session information.