New graduate program to revive interest in science  


14 promising young students have signed up for a two year graduate program at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), where they will receive in-depth training in disciplines including Environmental Research, Engineering, ANSTO Health, and Nuclear Business.

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The move is expected to reinvigorate Australia’s home of nuclear science and encourage graduates to turn their attention to science and working with cutting edge technologies after a 20 year decline in Year 12 maths and science participation.

Jessica Haines of ANSTO’s Early Career and Talent Development Team said the ANSTO Graduate Development Program offered graduates the chance to embrace the fields that emphasise innovation and start a rewarding and exciting career in nuclear science.

“The ANSTO Graduate Development Program is a wonderful foundation for graduates to get hands-on experience and mentoring in their specialist area of study, as well as opportunities to develop professional skills,” Ms Haines said.

GradAustralia, the specialist provider of graduate job hunting tools & resources, has recently named the ANSTO graduate program as one of its Top 100 Employers for 2015.

The graduates which have signed up for ANSTO’s program have already had the chance to meet with a diverse group of people who work within ANSTO and externally, including Mr Craig Kelly MP, Member for Hughes.

Mr Kelly congratulated the selected 14 graduates for entering the program which attracted over 1,000 applicants from across the country.

“We’ve already had a lot of training opportunities over the past two weeks, and then to meet and network with a Member of Parliament was really exciting,” ANSTO graduate Andrew Barley said.

Throughout the two year ANSTO program, the graduates will move through structured, tailored rotations that will give them access to a range of career experiences.

“The program provides in-depth training and development for individuals interested in all areas of our organisation. It is a great learning opportunity,” Ms Haines said.

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