Careers

​Apply today – ABARES 2018 graduate recruitment open until 12 April

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Photo of ABARES graduates.
The ABARES 2017 Entry Level Professional Programme intake
is composed of graduates ​from around Australia in sciences
and economics.

Our 2018 Entry Level Professional Programme is now open for graduates to be part of the ABARES story – Australia’s first–choice provider of integrated scientific and economic research and analysis ​on the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors.

We are looking for individuals willing to relocate to Canberra next year (relocation assistance will be provided if applicable) who are graduates with an honours–level degree in economics or in the science disciplines of statistics, mathematics, modelling, spatial analyses, social sciences, fisheries, forestry or ecological sciences. Postgraduate qualifications are highly desirable.

At ABARES, your knowledge and skills will be developed as you will be assigned to a team of highly experienced research economists, statisticians, applied mathematicians or scientists.

As a graduate in our Entry Level Professional Programme, you will:

  • have a single work placement in an integrated research environment
  • undertake a six week project in another area of the department
  • participate in a range of formal and on-the-job training activities designed to guide your career and provide you with the tools to develop as and APS officer and as a valuable member of the ABARES team including:
    • presentation skills workshop
    • ABARES specific seminars and conferences, including National Outlook and Regional Outlook
    • discussion groups
    • observing an ABARES farm surveys collection

Applications for the 2018 ABARES Graduate Programme are open until 12 April 2017, however, eligibility requirements must be first met before lodging an application to be an ABARES Graduate.

Careers at ABARES

Are you looking for a career in science and economics research? Would you want to be part of a team committed to excellence, innovation and creativity in research, which delivers rigorous, independent, high-quality, accessible scientific and economic analysis and data to inform policy and decision makers in government, industry and the communities we serve?


At ABARES, we look for highly skilled people who are able to work creatively and constructively with stakeholders and clients. The bureau is an ideal workplace for those who want to develop their research and analytical skills, build strong relationships, and work across a range of fields relating to the agriculture, fisheries and forestry portfolio.


We value professionalism, integrity, great minds and practical thinking. We offer rewarding working conditions and excellent remuneration. We encourage continuous learning and provide a wide range of development opportunities.


As a valued member of our team, you'll enjoy a rewarding work program, tailored to suit your skill set and career aspirations while meeting our program delivery needs. Your work will directly contribute to the evidence base for future policy development by the Australian Government.


Positions are advertised on the Department’s jobs centre.

Register for temporary employment

If you are interested in working for the bureau on a short-term or casual basis, you can register your interest on the Department’s temporary employment register.

Last reviewed:
20 Mar 2017