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Past ANSTO Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at ANSTO, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when ANSTO hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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Nov 19Dec 19Jan 20Feb 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20Sep 20Oct 2000.250.50.7510 job0 job0 job0 job0 job0 job1 job0 job1 job0 job0 job0 job
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Job types

  • Graduate Jobs (50%),

  • Scholarships (50%),

Disciplines

  • Business and Commerce (50%),

  • Computer Science (50%),

  • Defence (50%),

  • Engineering (100%),

  • Environment (50%),

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Locations

  • Melbourne (100%),

  • Regional New South Wales (100%),

  • Regional Victoria (100%),

  • Sydney (100%),

Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

Past ANSTO Graduate Programs & Scholarships

Check out some of ANSTO's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


ANSTO Industry Foundations Scholarships

Job type:

Scholarships

Disciplines:

Defence, Engineering, Environment, Pharmacy

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Locations:

Regional New South Wales,

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Workrights:

Australian Citizen

2021 Graduate Development Program

Job type:

Graduate Jobs

Disciplines:

Business and Commerce, Computer

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Locations:

Regional New South Wales,

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Workrights:

Australian Citizen

About ANSTO

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ANSTO seeks candidates who are passionate about making a contribution to Australian society through supporting nuclear science and technology.

We are a unique organisation, offering a significant breadth and variety of job opportunities within science, engineering, corporate services and trade disciplines.

ANSTO’s vision is “to deliver excellence in innovation, insight and discovery through our people, partnerships, nuclear expertise and landmark infrastructure”. We are committed to investing in our people to achieve this vision.

ANSTO regards professional development as essential for employee and organisational growth. The organisation is committed to providing opportunities which enhance the professional and technical skills of employees.

Our Graduate Program

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

Our highly-regarded Graduate Development Program provides the best and brightest postgraduate students with amazing professional development opportunities and hands-on experience. We aim to nurture the next generation of Australia’s science leaders.

Features of the program include:

  • A two-year rotation program tailored to the graduates discipline and interests
  • Investment in professional development
  • Networking opportunity with scientists, researchers and senior leaders

“I joined ANSTO’s Graduate Development Program in 2011. It provided me with a wealth of career and personal development opportunities and led to a permanent position in the International Relations team. I’m now ANSTO’s representative at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.” Jarrod Powell

“ANSTO provides a broad range of career opportunities. I have a business and science degree. I started at ANSTO using the science elements of my degree, as a Year in Industry student in ANSTO’s minerals consulting and research division. I’ve now been accepted into the ANSTO Graduate Development Program and will work in the Business Development team, putting my business studies to good use — developing skills in research commercialisation.” Shakila Fernando

Our Graduates

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Laura Hallam
Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honors & Dean’s Scholar)
University of Wollongong

ANSTO conducts a wide variety of activities in many areas of science and business, thus giving graduates the opportunity to rotate through several areas of the organisation for a range of experiences. In my current rotation I am working at the National Deuteration Facility (NDF). The NDF produces chemical and biological compounds for researchers that have been deuterated, which means that the hydrogen atoms in a compound are replaced with deuterium, which is heavy hydrogen. This allows for researchers to carry out experiments, particularly using the neutrons produces at ANSTO. I work as a chemist, carrying out chemical synthesis of these compounds in the lab. This involved literature research of methods, trial reactions and method development on protonated material, producing deuterated compounds and then synthesising, purifying and characterising the desired compounds. As well as work in the lab I have other tasks including working on organising presentations of the NDF’s work to assist in effective science communication and participating in data analysis for ANSTO’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.


Brad Boundy
Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical and Mechatronics
University of Technology, Sydney

Originally from country NSW, I grew up around motorbikes and aircraft (my father manages a crop dusting business). This sparked my love of mechanisms, engines, and electronics. I disassembled the engine of my motorbike more than once, then had to ask Dad for help to put it back together. During high school I loved Physics, Metalworking and Programming subjects.

I moved to Sydney for university in 2010, enrolling in the Mechanical and Mechatronics degree at the University of Technology, Sydney. The most valuable things for me at university were joining the UTS Motorsports team and learning fabrication, design and troubleshooting skills, and going to Canada in 2012 for exchange. I was also president of the Outdoor Adventure Club, which gave me experience delegating and learning to trust and manage the people supporting me.

After graduating in 2015 I worked at a bike store as a mechanic for a while to save money, then went to Europe to live in a van that I converted to a campervan and go mountain biking. After 4 months, 10,000km and a destroyed turbocharger, I moved to Canada and worked for another year as a bike mechanic. These experiences gave me a solid foundation in mechanical systems, problem solving, communication and independence.

After moving back to Australia in 2018 I applied for the ANSTO graduate program, began at ANSTO in 2019 and have been loving the experience since! I have worked in two different roles so far, both quite different but very rewarding.

The (small) role I play in nuclear medicine production makes me proud of the work I do!


Ben Storer
Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) Neuroscience & Psychology
University of New South Wales

In my current rotation, I work in the Human Health team. I work on a range of projects that aim to understand the effects of radiation on the body. I have been involved in a number of experiments that aim to examine the effects of radiation on the central nervous system. This includes research, experimental design, submitting applications and proposals, performing experiments (and learning a range of new experimental techniques), and more.

Recently, I have been working with the team to optimise, perform and analyse an experiment to test inflammation in the brain in animal models after exposure to different levels of radiation.

In my first rotation, I worked as part of the Culture team. In this team, I worked on projects designed to improve the workplace experience for all employees. In particular, I worked on building data models to determine successes and areas of improvement for our change programs, and how it differs across the organisation. I was involved in many initiatives with the team, from employee well-being, to employee support, to diversity and inclusion, and more.

In addition, I’ve been involved in a range of other projects, including taking on the project manager role for one of our diversity and inclusion projects, taking part in our Indigenous working group, and our graduate program.


Shakila Fernando
Bachelor of Commence and Bachelor of Science
University of New South Wales

I grew up and went to school in the suburbs of South Sydney. I had always been interested in science as a kid- I’ve probably done every experiment in Glen Singleton’s 101 Cool Science Experiments and seen every episode of Backyard Science. So naturally when I did my HSC, Chemistry and Biology were at the top of my preferred subjects.

When it came to choosing subjects for university however, I was a bit more conflicted- I definitely wanted to do science but people told me ‘there are no jobs in science’. I stuck to my gut instinct however and chose to do science (chemistry) but also chose commerce (marketing) as it always interested me.

I enjoyed how different they were and always thought of them as being independent from each other. This was becoming an issue as I was getting closer to finishing- I have to choose the field I want to work in? Would one of these degrees be a complete waste?

In my penultimate year of university I thought I would start practicing the interview/assessment centre process by applying for some internship (something I couldn’t recommend more). I didn’t actually consider the implications of getting one but I built up my communication and interviewing skills.

This is actually how I started my journey at ANSTO – as a 2017 Year in Industry intern, working as a laboratory technician doing hydrometallurgical chemistry.

Internship Program Opportunities

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Internships at ANSTO Internships at ANSTO offer the opportunity to meet some of Australia’s brightest minds and the chance to apply theory and practice, in your chosen field, to enhance the value of your remaining study.

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.

Calls for expressions of interest will generally be managed by participating Universities and/or advertised on our vacancies page. In all cases, placements will complement study and must be supported by your University. Individuals are encouraged to discuss this directly with their University Careers Centre.

Please note: Unfortunately ANSTO has not partnered with all Universities to offer Internship Placements however we are open to extending the opportunities further, please have your University contact us for further information.

Please visit our website to view all Early Careers Programs including Scholarships.

Diversity and Inclusion

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ANSTO is proud to be a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative. The 2015 SAGE Pilot includes 32 universities and research organisations from across Australia who are taking action to create gender-inclusive workplaces in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

ANSTO is committed to supporting a diverse workforce so that both the organisation and our employees can reach their full potential and benefit from the talents of all.

Learn more at http://www.sciencegenderequity.org.au/

Why choose ANSTO?

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ANSTO seeks candidates who are passionate about making a contribution to Australian society through supporting nuclear science and technology.

We are a unique organisation, offering a significant breadth and variety of job opportunities within science, engineering, corporate services and trade disciplines.

ANSTO’s vision is “to deliver excellence in innovation, insight and discovery through our people, partnerships, nuclear expertise and landmark infrastructure”. We are committed to investing in our people to achieve this vision.

ANSTO regards professional development as essential for employee and organisational growth. The organisation is committed to providing opportunities which enhance the professional and technical skills of employees.

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