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Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

4.5
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

  • Government & Public Service
  • R&D and Manufacturing
  • Technology

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes. We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits. Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.

We are the home of Australia’s most significant research infrastructure including the multipurpose nuclear reactor OPAL in Sydney, and the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne.

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Why choose ANSTO?

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.

Graduate Development Program

Graduate Development Program 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 two-year 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.

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'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

Industry Foundations Scholarships 

Under the auspices of a NSW Government funding scheme designed to establish an 'Industry Foundations Program' as part of our Innovation Precinct Graduate Institute, ANSTO will award a minimum of five scholarships for graduate students working on industry-focused translational research projects every year from 2020 to 2025. Graduates who receive an Industry Foundations Scholarship work under the guidance of some of Australia’s current leading scientists and researchers and are given access to ANSTO’s national and landmark infrastructure and industry partners. To join the community, students must simply apply for an Industry Foundations Scholarship.

Internship Opportunities

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.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.5
Overall score based on 8 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.6
Work Hours
9
Satisfaction
8.4
Salary
8.1
Diversity
9.6
Work Hours
9
Satisfaction
8.4
Salary
8.1
Diversity
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Working alongside great scientific and technical staff to enable research and deliver results that are utilised in 'the real world' in a relatively short time frame has been fantastic. I've learned a huge amount about nuclear science and its applications, and been trusted with important lab work, analysis, software development and more.
  • Onsite sports.
  • Being the only nuclear reactor in Australia, the largest benefit of ANSTO is the unique work you undertake and the experiences that you can't obtain anywhere else in Australia.
  • The unique science and engineering challenges. It is a really great place to learn about a whole load of different industries and really expand your skills.
  • Participating in scientific research Some self-direction in project/rotation. Encouraging learning environment.Casual vibe in the workplace and friendly colleagues. Good flexibility with work times.
  • Difficult location to get to, depending where you live.
  • Being home to a nuclear reactor, the location of ANSTO is quite far away from the centre of Sydney and there are limited options for getting to work through public transport.
  • The low rate of employee turnover means that younger generations find it difficult to advance within the company.

Opportunities

Locations With Opportunities
  • Lucas Heights, NSW and Clayton, VIC
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
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Engineering & Mathematics
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Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
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IT & Computer Science
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
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Medical & Health Sciences
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Sciences

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
From engaging with the industry at conferences to communicating the impact of the amazing research that is being conducted at ANSTO, I have been able to take an active role in growing and developing research projects.

Shakila Fernando

  • Graduate stories
From engaging with the industry at conferences to communicating the impact of the amazing research that is being conducted at ANSTO, I have been able to take an active role in growing and developing research projects.

Shakila Fernando

  • Graduate stories
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.

Laura Hallam

  • Graduate stories
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.

Laura Hallam

  • Graduate stories
From engaging with the industry at conferences to communicating the impact of the amazing research that is being conducted at ANSTO, I have been able to take an active role in growing and developing research projects.

Shakila Fernando

  • Graduate stories
From engaging with the industry at conferences to communicating the impact of the amazing research that is being conducted at ANSTO, I have been able to take an active role in growing and developing research projects.

Shakila Fernando

  • Graduate stories
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.

Laura Hallam

  • Graduate stories
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.

Laura Hallam


Videos


Day in the Life of Australian Nuclear Medicine

Go behind the scenes as nuclear medicine makes its way from the OPAL reactor to medical centres around Australia

Meet a young ANSTO researcher - Dr Jessica Veliscek Carolan, Nuclear waste studies

ANSTO’s Dr Jessica Veliscek-Carolan’s is researching materials that can be used to treat nuclear waste. Jessica’s work aims to separate elements such as uranium from the waste for recycling or re-use. The remaining waste is then less radioactive, making it easier to handle and also reducing the amount of time the nuclear waste needs to be stored.

Day in the Life of Australian Nuclear Medicine

Go behind the scenes as nuclear medicine makes its way from the OPAL reactor to medical centres around Australia

Meet a young ANSTO researcher - Dr Jessica Veliscek Carolan, Nuclear waste studies

ANSTO’s Dr Jessica Veliscek-Carolan’s is researching materials that can be used to treat nuclear waste. Jessica’s work aims to separate elements such as uranium from the waste for recycling or re-use. The remaining waste is then less radioactive, making it easier to handle and also reducing the amount of time the nuclear waste needs to be stored.