Students await Geoscience Australia cadetships

15 January 2007


A large number of anxious students are waiting to hear if they were successful in gaining one of Geoscience Australia's unique Cadetships.

"The cadetship scheme will be offered to students who have been accepted into the Australian National University (ANU) to complete a geoscience focused degree, in particular the new Bachelor of Global and Ocean Sciences (Honours)," said Dr Neil Williams, CEO of Geoscience Australia. "This four year academic program will expose students to a broad spectrum of earth and ocean science disciplines, preparing them for careers in geoscience."

Students used advanced exploration techniques in the search for gold when they visited Geoscience Australia on 8 January as part of the 2007 National Youth Science Forum.

"This is the first year that Geoscience Australia has offered this university cadetship scheme. Since advertising the scheme in late 2006, we have received expressions of interest from a diverse field of students. All students who expressed an interest to Geoscience Australia in 2006 will be considered once they have accepted their university placements for 2007."

"Geoscience Australia recognises that intensive and diverse learning programs, coupled with professional work placements provide solid foundations for students in their chosen career fields. During the cadetship, students will contribute to current, cutting edge research projects providing them with an 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," said Dr Williams.

All interviews will be conducted after students officially accept their university placements for 2007.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013