First listed on: 29 June 2022

Graduate Meteorologist 

Launch your Career at the Bureau of Meteorology

  • Potential to work and learn around Australia
  • Starting Salary – $57,706 per annum, plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Career development with ten months paid formal training

Our Graduate Meteorology program is now taking applications. The Bureau of Meteorology is one of the few organisations that touches the lives of all Australians every day. We are seeking a diverse range of talent to join our organisation to achieve an exciting set of objectives in the years ahead, among them – contributing to zero lives lost through natural hazards and $2 billion of added social and economic impact and value to the Australian community by 2022.  

Our ideal candidates will be inspired to develop and get ready to innovate through a fresh perspective, helping to bring to life the Bureau's Strategy 2017-2022, which guides organisational culture, services and operations, and articulates our focus. We need top talent to make this all happen. We ask that you are motivated to do interesting, innovative and socially impactful work in a dynamic environment and are deeply inspired to become a Meteorologist.

The Role

As a Graduate, you will:

  • Use scientific techniques, including data visualisation to analyse, interpret and forecast atmospheric conditions
  • Prepare and communicate weather forecasts
  • Be closely involved in issuing weather warnings
  • Engage deeply with customers to understand their business needs and provide expertise and advice to assist their business decision making
  • Collaborate with other specialised professionals with hydrological, climatological and communication expertise 

To see a day in the life of a meteorologist, click on the link to 'Graduate Stories'. 

What we are looking for…

People with a diverse mix of skills, life experience and academic achievement in science, engineering or other field with studies in physics and mathematics. You will be available to mobilise your skills to one of the Bureau's operational locations throughout Australia and be able to work on a rotating shift-work roster. A willingness to be flexible about your working location is a must. Our customers are our focus, so you will need to have the confidence and wisdom to provide specialised support, now and into the future.  

As part of our commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes we have an Affirmative Measures position and welcome applications for this opportunity.

We are building a diverse and inclusive workplace and have a range of programs and initiatives supporting gender equality, multicultural, disability, Indigenous and LGBTIQ+ inclusion. You can view our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

What's on offer…

The Graduate Training Program offers post graduate studies in Meteorology, with initial ten months training based in Melbourne. To thrive in this career, the Bureau offers a range of training and development opportunities on the job in a friendly work environment. From the moment you start, we invest in your development to help you grow personally and professionally to be your best self. You will have a committed team to support you transition to operations, including access to a senior leader mentor for strategic business guidance and a buddy for career advice and support. Attractive conditions and financial support will apply. Training and qualified meteorologists may work in capital cities as well as some regional locations, from the tropics to Antarctica!

How to apply

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