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Check out all the early career opportunities on offer at ANSTO and launch your career in science and industry



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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. 

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


Postdoctural 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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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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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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Indigenous Programs

Supported by the Sir William Tyree Foundation, the Nuclear Safety Development Program provides (2) young indigenous Australians with the opportunity to gain multiple skills and qualifications in the specialised areas of Health Physics Surveying, Work Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene and Commercial and Regulatory Awareness.

The opportunity provides a 4-year development program in which participants work and study while on the job.

The position offers the chance to get practical, hands-on experience in work, health and safety, including radiation and chemical safety, while earning nationally recognised qualifications.

Development Programs for Indigenous Australians