Graduate Meteorologist


Launch your career as a Meteorologist…

Recruitment Process and Estimate Timeline


16 May 2019 Applications open
13 June 2019 Applications close
Early July 2019 Video interviews
August 2019 Online psychometric and skills testing
September-October 2019 Assessment centre and face-to-face interviews
October-November 2019 Reference Checks
November 2019 Employment offers
November 2019 Health and Police Checks
February 2020 Commencement of Graduate Meteorologist Program
Early 2020 Recruitment for 2021 Graduate Meteorologist Program begins

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. To view our commitment to diversity and inclusion visit Link.

What's on offer…

The Graduate Training Program offers post graduate studies in Meteorology so that you are equipped to become the next generation of Meteorologists. 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!

Our Training…

If your application is successful, you can look forward to participating in a comprehensive training program.

Our Graduate Diploma in Meteorology is highly regarded and involves a 9-month training course at the Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre in Melbourne, starting in February.

The course is equivalent to one academic year and is of a similar standard to the honours year of a Bachelor degree. The course has a strong emphasis on practical meteorology and covers:

  • synoptic, dynamic and physical meteorology
  • climatology and oceanography
  • satellite and radar data interpretation
  • forecasting techniques and client-based hazard identification, and
  • the use of modern technology, and Bureau forecasting systems

At the end of your training you will be awarded the nationally accredited Graduate Diploma in Meteorology.

Questions?

Please contact graduatemets@bom.gov.au for more information

Additional Information

Download a Graduate Meteorologist Information Brochure PDF 279KB
Download Career as a Meteorologist PDF 2379KB
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Contact Details
Recruitment Manager
Bureau of Meteorology
GPO Box 1289
Melbourne, Victoria, 3001 Australia
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