First listed on: 16 May 2019

Graduate Meteorologist


Launch your Career at the Bureau of Meteorology

  • Potential to work and learn around Australia
  • Starting Salary - $56,069 per annum, plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Voted in the Top 100 graduate employers by Grad Australia

Our Graduate Meteorology program is now taking applications for 2020. 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 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 hydrology, climatology 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 are invited to apply. You'll be available to mobilise your skills across any one of the Bureau's locations throughout Australia and work a 24/7 roster in a dynamic operational environment. A willingness to be flexible about your working location is a must. Our customers are our focus, so you will need to be 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 9 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. That’s because, from the moment you start, whichever area you work in, we invest in your learning and development to help you grow personally and professionally to be your best self. Attractive conditions and financial support will apply. Training and qualified meteorologists may work in the field, major capital cities or throughout Australia and its territories, from the tropics to Antarctica!

If you possess a deep desire to reach your full potential and want to be involved in leading the Bureau into the future, apply now and launch your career journey with us!

How to apply

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