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Early Career Programs

ANSTO offers a diverse range of early career opportunities within science, engineering, and corporate services.   

Students bring fresh ideas and the latest in theory and practice to the workplace, challenge and sometimes improve processes and contribute in a meaningful way to the projects and activities. At ANSTO you will work with some of Australia's brightest minds and have the opportunity to shape a career that matches your talent, goals and interests.

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.


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    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.

    ANSTO aims to nurture the next generation of Australian graduates and provide strong foundations for exciting and fulfilling careers. The intake occurs every 2 years. 

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    Year In Industry Program

    The ANSTO Year In Industry Program is designed for students studying towards relevant scientific, engineering or information technology degrees who have at least one full year’s study remaining in their undergraduate or honours degree at the completion of their time at ANSTO.  

    The program gives them the chance to apply the theory and practice of their chosen field in the context of the reality of the workplace, develop a work ethic (especially related to quality and safety) and use this experience to enhance the value of their remaining study. Vacancies are advertised on the jobs portal.

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    The opportunity the chance to apply theory and practice, in your chosen field, to enhance the value of your remaining study. Vacancies are advertised on the jobs portal.

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    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. Vacancies are advertised on the jobs portal.

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    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. 

    Opportunities are advertised through Hunter Valley Training Company Pty Ltd (HVTC).

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    ANSTO aims to engage 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. 

    Opportunities are advertised through Hunter Valley Training Company Pty Ltd (HVTC).

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  • Scholarships at ANSTO


    ANSTO offers access to a range of scholarships, awards, grants and prizes. Find out what's currently open for application.

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