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Developing the next generation of nuclear safety professionals

7 March 2022

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the Australian Public Service Graduate Program.

The agency is seeking two graduates to join the Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Graduate Program in 2022.

The program aims to foster the next generation of leaders in radiation protection and nuclear safety.

‘We’re offering STEM graduates the opportunity to engage in a rewarding career that plays a vital role in health protection both within Australia and internationally,’ said Dr Gillian Hirth, Chief Radiation Health Scientist and Deputy CEO at ARPANSA.

‘Australia is well-regarded within in the international community as a leader in radiation protection and our staff contribute to research, advice and standards on a global level.’

Both graduates will rotate through various teams over a 24-month period including radiation health services, medical radiation services and regulatory services.

‘Our program provides a unique opportunity for graduates to understand ARPANSA’s role in developing a strong radiation protection and nuclear safety framework for Australia’s nuclear-submarine program,’ said Dr Hirth.

‘This is part of a larger recruitment drive that ARPANSA is undertaking as we continue to strengthen our specialised workforce.’

ARPANSA protects Australians and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation through understanding risks, best practice regulation, research, policy, services, partnerships and engaging with the community.

To find out more visit the Career Pathways Portal: https://www.apsjobs.gov.au/s/graduate-portal