At Cancer Research UK (CRUK), we are collectively leading pioneering life-saving research in the fight against all cancers. Innovative science, dynamic business capabilities and bold marketing strategies combine in a world class organisation pioneering scientific excellence. CRUK funds science through exceptional fundraising efforts, raising £520m last year. Our ambition is to see 3/4 of people surviving within the next 20 years - focusing on prevention, early diagnosis, and development and personalising treatments to be more effective. With a commercial strength equivalent to a FTSE 350 company, we are perfectly positioned to train the leaders of the future. We were ranked Number 1 in Charity Education & Public Sector Graduate schemes (under 30 grads). 

When you join us, you’re doing something different, something extraordinary. You’re changing lives. We are looking for smart, sharp minded graduates to help achieve our goals. Our graduates are passionate in their work, determined, unafraid to challenge, stand out communicators and effective relationship builders. All graduates are put through their paces from the very beginning. Graduates receive support and challenge from senior mentors, peers and placement managers along their journey with formal training whilst transitioning between placements. 

Our placements are very varied and you will have the exciting opportunity to rotate across four diverse business areas in your stream over the course of two years. From day one you will be working on high profile projects with leaders across the organisation; drawing on and developing your individual strengths, talents and experience. CRUK invest in their talent, therefore all of their Graduate placements are permanent roles. 

CRUK wants like minds, and the best minds, to help beat cancer sooner.

Employers constantly tell us that there is nothing that impresses them more than a graduate who has properly researched the company and really knows why they want to work there - so make sure that you tell them in your application that you have read-up all about them on TheJobCrowd and so you really know what makes that company great and why they are right for you. It will help your application, we promise!

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We have four streams for you to choose from, each designed to give you a solid foundation for your career: Policy Information and Communications; Fundraising and Marketing; Technology; Scientific Strategy and Funding.

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Suzie Huggan
020 3469 8400
The Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AD