Applications Now Open: ANSTO Graduate Program for Engineers of Tomorrow

Calling engineers of the future! A rare, exciting opportunity is open for engineering graduates at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Lucas Heights campus in south Sydney.

Successful candidates in the highly competitive program will be offered a two year placement to work alongside Australia’s only nuclear multi-purpose reactor and leading science infrastructure.  

Applications are open for final year or recently graduated Mechatronics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students, and close on 12 October 2016. For information:

Lucy Griffith, 26, is from Adelaide. She joined ANSTO in February 2015, after studying a double degree in electrical and electronic engineering, and mathematics and computer science, at The University of Adelaide. 

“I was looking at a whole bunch of engineering graduate programs towards the end of my degree, but there were a couple of things that really drew me to ANSTO,” said Lucy.

“Firstly of course, was the chance to work with unique nuclear technology, and secondly, was the structured rotations and development opportunities across the organisation.

“So far I have got to work with the reactor engineering team on complex calibration calculations, at the Camperdown cyclotron on operation and maintenance, and now I’m in electrical engineering.

“I love that I get to work at facilities that are state-of-the art, with cutting edge science and alongside some of Australia’s best scientists and engineers.” 

Regan Beckinsale is ANSTO’s Early Career and Development Leader.

“Scientists and engineers at ANSTO work every day to answer pressing scientific questions for our industry, environment and health system, and this is your chance to be a part of that,” she said.

ANSTO uses nuclear techniques to understand the environment, create nuclear medicine, improve our health and deliver new innovations for industry, helping thousands of Australians each year.

“The ANSTO Graduate Development Program is structured to allow rotation through various disciplines both inside out outside their field of study,” said Regan.

“The program is purpose designed to give graduates a wide range of experience so that they can pursue the diverse and challenging career paths within ANSTO. 

“Graduates experience a range of speciality areas, from work associated with cancer-treating nuclear medicines to research into lithium batteries that could improve electric cars. The scope is that wide.”

Graduates will work alongside and be inspired by some of Australia’s leading researchers gaining hands on experience and skills they wouldn’t receive anywhere else.  

“All of our graduates also receive formal mentoring from engineering and nuclear experts, so it is a great place for up and comers to start their career,” she said.

“It is always an exciting time to be an engineer at ANSTO, and there is a real sense of achievement that you feel working towards a project of scientific or industry significance.

ANSTO aims to nurture the next generation of Australian graduates, and provides strong foundations for exciting and fulfilling careers.

“We believe that the key to our success is the people that work at ANSTO, and so I encourage all eligible graduates to apply.”

For further information, please contact the Early Career Team & Development Team on 02 9717 3094 or email