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Company Profile - Cancer Research UK


Cancer Research

Cancer Research UK is a life-saving organisation. Its pioneering research delivers the breakthroughs which prevent, control and cure cancer. From our volunteers and supporters to our scientists, doctors and nurses, we’re all here to save more lives. Together, we’re leading the world in discovering and developing newer, kinder treatments and getting closer to cures.

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Who are we?

Cutting-edge science, business expertise and marketing talent combine to make Cancer Research UK a world class centre of scientific excellence and the largest fundraising charity in the UK. Cancer Research UK is also the only charity dedicated to fighting ALL forms of cancer. Because of the work of CRUK, cancer survival rates have doubled in the past 40 years, 2/3 of women diagnosed with breast cancer will live for 20 years or more, and 97% of men diagnosed with testicular cancer will survive. CRUK are leading the world in improving radiotherapy, and have contributed to all of the UK’s cancer screening programmes. 

Career Opportunities

  • Graduate opportunities (Graduate Scheme in Corporate, Scientific Services, Fundraising & Marketing, Communications, Information Technology)
  • PhD studentships
  • Internships
  • Industrial placements
  • A variety of voluntary opportunities
  • Entry-level roles

Training and Development

To help successful applicants achieve their ambitions, graduates and other employees benefit from a unique combination of on-the-job learning and formal training.

You’ll be following in the footsteps of the industry’s biggest talents- whichever way is best, employees have all the support they need from peers, managers and mentors to help shape future growth.

Just like any other large organisation, the skills and training employees receive at Cancer Research is applicable and transferable to many areas of business.

What we look for

A career with Cancer Research UK offers plenty in the way of personal fulfillment, but it’s also a considerable challenge, calling for innovative, brave and smart individuals.

Individuals that:

  • Have the drive and motivation to achieve life-changing results
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships.
  • Share the organisation’s passion for the vital work it does.

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills, a willingness to go the extra mile to achieve exceptional results, and the ability to build strong relationships.

Candidates need to have achieved or expect a 2:1 (all disciplines accepted), a minimum of 280 UCAS points and GCSE Maths and English at Grade ‘C’ or above.

For the IT Graduate stream, a degree related to Computer Science is desirable but not essential. For the Scientific Services stream, applicants need a degree in a Life, Physical or Natural science.

How to apply

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