The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is an Australian Government scientific and economic research agency within the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. ABARES conducts professionally independent research and analysis on issues affecting Australian primary industries.
ABARES Entry Level Professional Program
At ABARES, your knowledge and skills will be developed by being assigned to a team of highly experienced research economists, statisticians, applied mathematicians or scientists.
Because you’ll spend most of your first year with the same team, you’ll gain a clear understanding of, and insight into, the work area and ABARES more broadly, producing high-quality outcomes and deliverables and having the opportunity to establish solid working relationships.
With access to regular ABARES-specific seminars, you’ll be provided with expert information on particular commodities or issues both locally and globally. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities, you’ll also have a chance to participate and gain firsthand experience of rural industries and issues by undertaking field survey work.
Participants in the program will also be expected to undertake a specific project within another division of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for a short period. This project will have defined outcomes and deliverables, but will also allow a broader understanding of the department and provide an opportunity to establish networks across the department.
Our entry level professional program also offers an individual focus on your learning and development, allowing you to make informed decisions about the rest of your career.
How to apply
Applications are now open. The online application facility will close in late June 2011. Assessments will be conducted in August, with successful applicants starting early in 2012. For more information please view the link http://www.abares.gov.au/careers/elpp