Join the Aither team

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide

Aither is looking for graduate economists that want to apply their economics training to issues that matter in Australia and across the world. At Aither you will get the opportunity to work directly with leaders in economics, public policy and strategy. If you are interested in launching your career by working on complex and engaging problems in a fast-paced professional environment, then we encourage you to apply to our graduate intake.

About Aither

Aither’s vision is to inspire and enable positive change in the management of water and natural resources. To achieve this we have built a team of leading economic, public policy and strategic advisors that provide advice on water policy, markets, infrastructure and natural hazards. This includes advising government on environmental policy reform, helping major businesses navigate exposure to water and climate risk and opportunity, and delivering sophisticated and tailored economic modelling services to infrastructure bodies to guide their investment decisions.

At Aither, we have thought hard about the balanced team we’ve built – people who understand the big picture but remain focused on the important details and have an unwavering commitment to quality.  In return our employees get the opportunity to help shape a growing business, working alongside some of Australia’s leading water and environmental economists on a diverse range of problems. Aither offers a flexible, team-oriented work environment where staff are committed to treating one another with respect and courtesy.

About the role

As a Graduate Economist at Aither, your role will include:

  • Working with data on a broad range of problems related to water and the environment
  • Contributing to the future of water and environmental policy across Australia and internationally
  • Developing and working with a range of bespoke economic models across Excel, Python and R
  • Working as part of small teams on projects to deliver results
  • Preparing reports and articulating findings and recommendations in line with the needs of our clients
  • Demonstrating Aither’s values of excellence, commitment and integrity in all aspects of your work.

What you can expect from Aither

We provide guidance and support during the early stages of your career. This includes:

  • A supportive team of experts across water and environmental economics
  • Thorough project management and delivery skills
  • Developing your technical skill base in economic modelling (Excel, Python and R)
  • Early opportunities for client and stakeholder engagement
  • An individual mentor who will be your main point of contact
  • A buddy who will ensure a smooth transition to working life
  • A dedicated annual budget for your own professional development activities.

Candidate profile

Graduate position applicants should be in the final year of, or have recently completed, an economics or econometrics related degree with strong academic results. The successful candidate will be a fast learner with an ability to work in a team. You should have a positive attitude with no task too big or too small. Ideally, you possess the following:

  • A strong interest in the water and environment-related sectors
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to self-improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good data and quantitative skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.

Application process

Our application process follows three stages:

Stage 1: submit your application by 3 May

An application will need to provide the following information:

  • A cover letter (maximum 500 words) that includes:

                  – Why you would like to work at Aither

                  – What Aither’s vision means to you

                  – Your ideal consulting project

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Transcript

Applications that do not contain all the above components will not be considered. Applications will be assessed in early May and shortlisted candidates will be notified within 2 weeks. Please submit your applications to

Stage 2: online assessment

Accepted candidates will be invited to complete a short online assessment in mid-May designed to test your economics and writing capability.

Stage 3: In-person interviews

If you are successful in the online assessment stage you will be invited to an in-person interview in late May. Offers for the graduate position will be made in June.