Graduate Program

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Your earth sciences career starts here! Our graduate program gives you the opportunity to work in a diverse scientific environment and apply the skills you have gained at university to practical work for the benefit of all Australians.

About you

In addition to academic qualifications, we’re looking for graduates who respect and value others, enjoy working in a team, have highly developed written and oral communication skills, and are comfortable using data and technology.

About the Program

Through the graduate program we offer an ongoing APS4 position with Geoscience Australia and from day one our graduates start in their ongoing role. This gives them the time to learn the ropes, and get to know their team and supervisor.

After the graduates have had some time to get the hang of things, they start rotations in different work areas across the organisation (and sometimes to external organisations we partner with) to build professional networks and apply their expertise in different ways.

Graduates have access to great employee support networks, a buddy from our graduate alumni , the support of their graduate peers and the benefit from a mentoring relationship with our Chief Scientist.

Graduates continue to grow in their role through regular performance feedback and a graduate learning program. At the end of the 12 months, graduates are ready to progress in their discipline to an ongoing APS5 position with us.

How to apply

Applications for the 2021 Graduate Program have now closed.

Great experiences

We value the diversity of our employees and are dedicated to providing a positive and supportive workplace. Find out more about our culture here.

Important Work

We are the nations trusted advisor on the geology and geography of Australia. Through the Graduate Program you can make creative and positive contributions that directly impact the community and the nation. Find out about our work here.

Meet a Graduate

View previous graduate experiences and get an insight into our program.