First year for cadets
26 April 2007
Five Canberra students have commenced under Geoscience Australia’s first round of cadetships, following a rigorous application process.
"Our Cadetship Program will provide these budding young geoscientists with practical, hands-on experience while they study towards their formal qualifications. The cadets will work during university breaks and between academic years. Combining academic and work life will offer them a superior edge not only with their peers but also with their career development," said CEO, Dr Neil Williams.
The pilot 2007 Cadetship Program was open to students in Canberra who performed well in science and maths for their Year 12 Certificate and were accepted into the four-year Bachelor of Global and Ocean Sciences degree at the Australian National University. This degree exposes students to a broad spectrum of earth and ocean science disciplines.
"Geoscience Australia recognises that intensive and diverse learning programs, coupled with professional work placements provide solid foundations for students in their chosen career fields. Our new cadets will now be able to contribute to current, cutting edge research projects, with the opportunity to apply their learning and advance their research skills in Australia's leading government geoscience research and information agency. The scheme is part of our response to address the challenges of skills supply in key science areas, and increase the appeal of signing up for a geoscience careeer," said Dr Williams.
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