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Graduate Economists 2025


Frontier Economics will be seeking applicants for graduate economist positions in 2025. Applications will open in September 2024, please check back then. Applications sent prior to this date may not be considered. 

Frontier Economics provides micro-economic consulting services to public and private sector clients across a range of industries and sectors, including energy, climate change, telecoms, transport, water, natural resources and financial services.

Making an impact for our clients means understanding their circumstances and critical issues – whether this is the commercial reality of their business, the forces driving customer behaviour, the implications of regulatory decisions, or even the political context. In all cases, we base our advice on sound economic frameworks and pride ourselves on our empirical work, generating results that can withstand even the closest scrutiny. The methods and models we use are often complex, but our advice is always succinct, clear, honest and reliable.

We seek to grow our existing group of consultants with an energetic, resourceful and self-motivated individuals; highly valuing those who can integrate strong problem-solving abilities and purposeful communication.

As Frontier Economics only takes on a very small number of graduates each year, our graduates receive a more targeted development program. Each graduate is designated a senior economist as a mentor and receives the appropriate support to be able to smoothly adapt to a consulting working style and environment.

Working as a graduate at Frontier Economics could involve:

  • working within small teams on projects in a variety of sectors to deliver transparent and well thought out results
  • working and solving complex problems using data – whether small, medium or big data!
  • writing reports and presentations on findings in line with project deliverables
  • leading projects at an early stage of your career
  • working with some of the brightest minds in the industry

As a graduate economist at Frontier Economics you will receive support and guidance to develop and/or enhance your skills in:

  • client and stakeholder engagement
  • project management skills
  • technical skills such as Python and R to develop suitable and superior analytics models
  • report writing and presentation skills to clients
  • knowledge of sectors that Frontier Economics advises in

Compulsory requirements:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident in Australia, at the time of applying
  • currently studying in a final year, or recently completed a honours or post-graduate degree with majors in economics, econometrics, business analytics or finance, and with strong academic results.

The ideal candidate may have:

  • excellent data handling, management and analytical skills
  • an eye for detail and a devotion to quality control and self-improvement
  • outside-the-box problem solving skills and the ability to work solutions end to end
  • proficiency in, aptitude for or willingness to learn, computer coding and modelling and model building skills, using Excel. R and/or Python.
  • excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • experience in working effectively and positively with clients or relevant stakeholders

Key dates:

  • Application opening date: TBC 01 September 2024
  • Application closing date: 11.59pm (AEST) 30 September 2024
  • Graduate start date: Early 2025, as negotiated

Location: Melbourne or Sydney

Employment screening policy: Frontier Economics has an employment screening policy to ensure the identity, integrity and credentials of all applicants. To view the policy, click here. If this position appeals to you, please apply via our job application form. You will need to attach a cover letter, CV, certified academic transcript and identification. In your cover letter, please tell us a bit about you, your interest in economics and why a graduate placement would benefit both you and Frontier Economics (no more than 2 pages).

Interested in applying for this position? Use our online application form below.