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Want to be part of something amazing? How about joining an inspiring and innovative workplace, filled with talented and dedicated professionals, all whom are 100% focused on one key goal: to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people survive cancer within the next 20 years.

As a Cancer Research UK graduate you will be joining one of the best schemes available in the UK - currently ranked No. 2 on Guardian 300 best places for graduates to work.

What we do

We fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. We also provide cancer information to the public.

In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive.

Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years. To do that, we need the generosity of the fundraising public to continue, but we also need outstanding graduates to fill key roles to take our organisation forward.

What makes our graduate scheme so special?

Cancer Research UK is offering graduates a unique opportunity to join our graduate trainee scheme and help us beat cancer sooner.

Over 90 trainees have completed the scheme since 2000. Many of the cohort remain with the charity; having since progressed to senior roles across the organisation.

Visit our graduate stories page HERE to read more about these individuals.

Be Brave. Be Sharp. Be United.

Those three beliefs help shape the way we work. We are looking for applicants with the maturity, intelligence and interpersonal skills to quickly adapt in our fast moving environment.  We will beat cancer sooner, and if your application is successful, you’ll be joining our fight.

Six graduate streams

Cancer Research UK is a hugely diverse organisation which is why we have the opportunity to offer a real variety in our Graduate Schemes. You will have the opportunity to apply for up to two different streams, from: Fundraising and Marketing, Finance Policy, Information and Communications, Scientific Strategy and Funding, Technology, and HR.

Find out more about them HERE.

You will be heavily supported by your line manager, past graduates and a mentor, as well as HR and our Talent Advisor – so there will be lots of people to support you and your career.


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