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By  Kurtis Nagle 2 April 2024 4 min read

Key points

  • Applications for our Enterprise Services Graduate Program 2025 are open now.
  • This program enables the next generation of innovators to start their career with Australia's national science agency.
  • This quiz gives you a taste of life at CSIRO and determines which species of wombat you are most like.

Applications for our Enterprise Services (ES) Graduate Program 2025 are now open. We have graduate opportunities across finance, information technology (IT), human resources (HR), and governance.

Here's what your first month at Australia's national science agency might look like. Choose your favourite options and we'll tell you which species of wombat you're most like! Do you share more wonderful qualities with the Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus), Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) or Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)?

Our 2024 graduates have created this quiz (noting, it may not be entirely scientific). There are seven questions. Make a note of the letter you get for each question. Tally them up. Let's go!

All dressed up and ready for the Enterprise Services Graduate Program! Image credit: Wombat via Instagram.

Quiz questions

It's your first day of work with us! What are you looking forward to?

  1. Exploring the facilities
  2. Meeting my new colleagues
  3. Getting straight to work

It's week two and you're at Graduate Orientation (GO) Week getting to know your fellow graduates. What interesting fact do you tell them about yourself?

  1. I go hiking every weekend I love the adventure!
  2. I'm part of a huge family  I'm one of 12 if you include pets!
  3. I've visited so many countries I've actually lost count!

A group activity during GO Week. ©  CSIRO

You're in a team building workshop during GO Week. What's your role?

As Australia's national science agency, we celebrate diversity and inclusion. We're working to build a safe and welcoming culture where people can bring their whole selves to work.

  1. Quiet observer
  2. Enthusiastic cheerleader
  3. Organiser who colour codes everything

It's week three and you're working on a project! What is your favourite field of science?

As Australia's national science agency, we are one of the world's largest and most diverse scientific research organisations. We are dedicated to solving the greatest challenges using innovative science and technology.

  1. Environment
  2. Space and Astronomy
  3. Health and Medical

CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, is one of the most multidisciplinary research organisations in the world. ©  CSIRO

You're in a meeting and hear an acronym you don't know. What do you do?

  1. Just nod your head and pretend you know what they're talking about
  2. Immediately ask what it means
  3. Do a quick Google search or ask ChatGPT

It's week four and you're settled in now. Where are you working from?

  1. I'm nice and cozy working from home (WFH) as much as I can
  2. I'm going into the office every day to see my colleagues
  3. I'm mixing it up (hybrid style) with WFH some days and office some days

Final question. If you were a wombat, what would your dream burrow be?

  1. Cozy, with eucalyptus scented candles
  2. Full of my friends and family
  3. All I need is somewhere to sleep


Now it's time to tally up your answers and reveal your true wombat identity!

Mostly 1: Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus)


Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). Image credit: Maria Island Walk via Instagram.


You embody an adventurous spirit but, like the Common Wombat, you also treasure solitude. Common Wombats are solitary creatures and, while you enjoy the company of friends and family, you recognise the importance of taking moments alone to unwind and recharge.

You love to travel and explore new surroundings, often rising at dawn to start your next adventure. But at the end of the day, home is where your heart is, and you take great pride in your burrow's comfort and security.

Mostly 2: Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii)

Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii). ©  Bradley J Hunter


Like the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, you are truly unique. With only around 300 left in the wild, these wombats form close-knit groups of up to 12, demonstrating unwavering loyalty to one another.

Much like this rare species, you hold your friends and family to the highest regard, recognising their importance in your life. You love to socialise, and truly value the time you spend with your loved ones.

Mostly 3: Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)

Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Image credit: San Diego Zoo.


Like the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, you are adaptable and resilient. This species thrives in arid environments without a lot of rainfall and vegetation. Like this wombat, your resourcefulness, dedication and perseverance enables you to skillfully adapt to your environment. 

You are able to navigate through challenges with grace and determination and you have an ability to overcome any obstacles that may come your way.


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