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Looking for graduates to join our Entry Level Professional Program

Our 2021 Entry Level Professional Program opened on 1 April 2020 for applications from graduates to be part of the ABARES story – Australia’s first–choice provider of integrated scientific and economic advice on the agricultural, fisheries, forestry and water 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 and mathematics.

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

As a graduate in our Entry Level Professional Program, 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:
    • ABARES specific seminars and conferences, including National Outlook and Regional Outlook
    • observing an ABARES farm surveys collection
    • in-house course – ‘Introduction to forecasting and policy analysis’ (new content).

 

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.

Diversity

We are committed to fostering a diverse and flexible workplace that values differences, supports inclusiveness and encourages all employees regardless of gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or caring responsibilities, to achieve their potential.

Reach Program temporary employment register

Our Reach Program is an in-house program that involves recruiting employees with autism to undertake a number of roles within the department. It is part of our commitment to promoting inclusion.

We recognise the value employees with autism can bring to organisations across a number of areas with the program aiming to match autistic talent with business areas.

You can register your interest for the Reach Program on the department's Reach Program Temporary Employment Register.

Reasonable adjustments para

People with disability can request workplace modifications or reasonable adjustments to assist in applying for positions, participating in the recruitment process, and with their daily job. These adjustments are aimed at removing barriers for people with disability so they can undertake their job in the best way possible. These include access, equipment and other practical support.

If you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, you can include these in your online job application or discuss your needs with the position’s contact officer.

RecruitAbility scheme

We take part in the Australian Public Service (APS) RecruitAbility scheme. It supports employing people with disability in the department and wider APS.

If you have a disability, you can opt into the scheme. If you meet the minimum requirements of the job, you’ll advance to the second stage in the selection process.

Last reviewed: 3 April 2020
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