Cancer Research UK

Science and research

About Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. They carry out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer – subsequently saving hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. It is said that one in three of us is likely to get cancer. Cancer Research UK’s innovative work, funded almost entirely by the general public, ensures that millions more people survive.

Cancer Research UK fosters a workplace culture built on passion, ambition and groundbreaking work. Whether you’re a school leaver, undergraduate or graduate, you can be confident of developing your skills at one of UK’s leading charities. And you’ll be doing something different and extraordinary – you’re changing lives. If you’re smart, brave, engaging and optimistic, a career at Cancer Research UK could be perfect for you. 

Highlights and Locations

  • 4000 employees in the UK
  • £634 million annual revenue
  • 20 early career hires last year

Cancer Research UK Internship Programmes

Cancer Research UK’s internships have been recognised as one of the top schemes in the country. Their programme typically lasts for 12 weeks and will allow school leavers, undergraduates, graduates and career changers to develop their skills and gain work experience.

Paid internships are offered across the organisational departments, including Fundraising, Communications, Technology, Health Policy and Business Strategy.

Cancer Research UK Graduate Programmes

Cancer Research UK’s graduate scheme is one of the best available in the country – currently it ranks in The Guardian’s 300 best places for graduates to work. Over 90 trainees have completed the scheme since 2000 – with many of them remaining with the charity.

With a variety of schemes available, you will be able to find one that suits you and choose a specialism you would like to join in. broadcast:

Discover your life-changing career with Cancer Research UK

As part of our Virtual STEM Careers Fair 2019, we chatted with some life-changers at CRUK. We discovered a range of diverse paths – from apprenticeships to graduate programmes – all enabling you to make a difference to the lives of people around you.

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