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Early careers and training

Pursue your career in nuclear science and technology with a range of exciting internships, scholarships, training and development opportunities.

What’s it like being an ANSTO Graduate?

Hear from Amy Macintosh, one of our successful young scientists and scholarship recipient.

Read our graduate profiles to find out more.

Meet other ANSTO Graduates


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. 

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ANSTO engages technicians and trade persons 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. 

Apprentices are required to attend a recognised training organisation, such as TAFE, to complete their formal qualifications. 

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Radiation Training

Radiation Training

Radiation safety training courses delivered at ANSTO's Lucas Heights precinct offer access to on-site radiation facilities and our expert team also deliver bespoke courses around Australia. 

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Access world class facilities

ANSTO provides our future generation of scientists and researchers with the opportunity to launch their careers through our graduate positions, scholarship opportunities and more. All the information you need is below. 

For employment opportunities, visit our Careers Portal. 


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.

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