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What our graduate program can offer you

As a graduate you will join other like-minded graduates on this experience together. You will be provided with support, mentoring, a structured 18-month learning and development program, and rotations within several different areas that align with your skillset and career aspirations.

At the completion of this program, you will take what you have learnt to settle into one area of specialty to continue a great career with CSIRO. 

People and Culture

Our People team provides support and services that mirror our world-class science capability. Our teams work collaboratively to support our people and leaders at different points of the Employee Lifecycle, while leading our focus on culture, diversity and inclusion. Our team of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) professionals advise and guide our research and non-research people to ensure a safe working environment. Your grad experience in the People team will expose you to the employee lifecycle across a science, engineering and professional services environment.


Our team provides a range of secure information management and technology (IM&T) services, from hardware needs, cyber security and software tools to records management and high-performance supercomputing to give CSIRO the edge in the digital age. The team play a leading role in the delivery of CSIRO’s continuing digital transformation and support the organisation’s evolution into Australia's national science agency of the future. As a graduate you could be involved in cyber security, business applications, web infrastructure, networks and more.


The Finance team supports CSIRO to assert and demonstrate our ability to be financially responsible, accountable and produce value to the nation through sound and transparent financial processes, procedures, and decision making. We also look after procurement and travel. Your graduate rotations could include budgets, financial accounting, performance and reporting, operations and more.

Compliance, Risk and Legal

Our Governance team is responsible for facilitating CSIRO's legal and regulatory compliance through organisational frameworks, policies and procedures and direct advice. Be involved in governance and our legislative obligations as Australia’s national science agency.

Property and Services

CSIRO’s Business and Infrastructure Services manage the provision, operation and maintenance of CSIRO's properties including more than 890 buildings across 50 Australian sites. From office sites to state-of-the-art labs and the world-famous Parkes Murriyang Telescope. The Security and Resilience team protect our People, Information and Assets. The Enterprise Project Management Office are key to delivering a common, cohesive and consistent approach to project delivery and change management within CSIRO. Your graduate experience rotations could involve our many property projects for our national facilities and security requirements. 

Business Development, Growth and Strategy

Our Growth function works across Business Development and Commercialisation, Global, Program Support, Strategy and Science Impact and Policy functions. We help identify suitable markets, link world-class scientific developments with industry and help take research from the lab bench to the market, creating real-world economic, environmental and society-wide value. As a graduate your work could involve strategy planning, insights and performance, program design, change management, market analytics, business development and much more.

Requirements and eligibility

To be eligible for our 2025 Graduate Program, you'll need to have:

  • either Australian citizenship, New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (at the time of submitting this application)
  • have completed your degree within the last 3 years (ie. 2022, 2023, 2024) or be completing your degree by January 2025
  • be able to commence full-time employment by the required start date of February 2025.

How to apply and timeline

If successful, you'll be invited to the following stages of the selection process where you'll receive further information for each stage.

Stage Date
Applications open 18 March 2024
Applications close 21 April 2024
Psychometric testing May 2024
Video interviews May 2024
Assessment labs May - June 2024
Offers made early June 2024

Successful candidate timeline

  • Pre-engagement period July 2024 - January 2025
  • Commence at CSIRO February 2025

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