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The following is a Graduate Review for Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Research UK scores 3.6/5 based on 44 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Cancer Research UK. Employees are asked to rate Cancer Research UK on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £23,000 - £25,000

Current salary: £29,000 - £31,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 9:00

Finish: 17:30

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

It may sound obvious but small things like reading and re-reading your application to check for mistakes, ensure you’ve used lots of clear and relevant examples, made the most of the word count and structured your answers like mini essays.
Taking time out at uni to volunteer or fundraise for local charities is an obvious way of getting some grass roots experience. Internships too are widely offered across the charity sector and will give you a great insight into what a career in the third sector can offer. Volunteer roles likes becoming a Cancer Campaigns ambassador could also help you understand more about our organisational priorities.
However, so much of what we do is has cross overs with the private sector – from project and event management to marketing, advertising, research and strategy, so any sort of experience is valid.

Do you have any interview tips?

Reading Cancer Research UK’s annual report is pretty essential for interview – it will give you all the background information you should need on the charity, our aims, ambitions and progress to date.

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