Graduate APS Meteorologist
The Bureau of Meteorology


Closing date: 5th May 2016

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including droughts, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the fundamental and most widely used services of government.

The Bureau contributes to national social, economic, cultural and environmental goals by providing observational, meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services and by undertaking research into science and environment related issues in support of its operations and services.

The Bureau of Meteorology is looking for graduates who will help us transform the way that we bring environmental intelligence to the Australian community. Being a meteorologist is about understanding the atmosphere and its effects on the Earth's surface, oceans and life in general. This includes analysing the state of the atmosphere and oceans, and providing forecasts, warnings, information and advice on weather and climate.

As a Graduate Meteorologist, you'll start out by undertaking a 9-month formal training course at the Bureau's Training Centre in Melbourne, commencing late January or early February 2017. As you learn more about this fascinating field of scientific endeavour, you may have the opportunity to specialise in areas like:

Severe Weather, including Thunderstorms and Fire Weather

  • Tropical Meteorology
  • Services to the Defence Forces
  • Meteorological and Oceanographic Analysis
  • Services to the Aviation Industry
  • Meteorological advisory and interpretation services to emergency services and other specialised agencies.

Course graduation is followed by advancement as a weather forecaster; with a posting to either our National Operations Centre in Melbourne or our Regional Offices in capital cities.

Weather Forecasting is a 24/7 operational requirement therefore you will need the willingness to perform shift work on a rotating roster.

To view the full job details and to obtain further information on our recruitment process and how to apply, click here. Applications are to be lodged online through the Bureau of Meteorology eRecruit system by the closing date.

Please read the selection documentation and if you have any queries please contact Recruitment helpdesk on 03 9669 4401 or email:

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