• Graduate Employers Guides - Cancer Research UK

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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Applications start in the October of each year. The closing date is variable depending on the position.
  • Starting salaries: £22,000-24,000
  • Regions: Jobs in the graduate training schemes are based in London in either the Holborn or Regents Park offices
  • Industries: Scientific research, managerial and HR, fund-raising and marketing
  • Website: https://jobs.cancerresearchuk.org/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 020 7061 8400
  • Address: Resourcing Team, PO Box 123, London, WC2A 3PX

What is Cancer Research UK?

Cancer research UK is the largest cancer research organisation funded by charitable donations in the world. They conduct research with the intention of helping people to live longer with and survive cancer.

What roles are available at Cancer Research UK?

There are roles available in two separate scheme.

Corporate & Scientific Services scheme - This scheme involves both areas like human resources and finance and scientific research. Fundraising, Marketing & Communications - This scheme does exactly what it says on the tin, it is involved in raising money for the organisation.

Application process for Cancer Research UK.

The application will require the submission of a CV and covering letter. The application process will then be divided into three stages and will involved a number of interviews.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for Cancer Research UK.

Someone who is committed to making a difference and doing something worth while and also has an interest in the company and issues it tackles. An applicant should also be hard working and ambitious.

Future prospects and training at Cancer Research UK.

The training schemes will involve rotation through the main areas with in the scheme and spending approximately six months in each area. Following completely of the scheme there are options to go and work in regional departments as well as those in the London offices.

Other comments about Cancer Research UK.


If you have applied to Cancer Research UK, we would like you to hear from you. Please use the following form to detail your experiences of application, to aid those interested in following a similar career path.

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What is it like working for Cancer Research UK?

How has it compared to your expectations?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Finally, any advice you would give to potential applicants?

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