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Cancer Research UK

Business Development, Volunteer Fundraising at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Find lots of different examples from your life and experience to show your skill set through your application. I would try to learn from each stage of the recruitment process.

Interview Advice: Research the charity sector and CRUK, current issues that are facing both and how we are or can tackle these in the future. Have some ideas for yourself on these topics as you may be asked to think creatively on any of these issues. Prepare for any regular questions e.g. give an example of a time you showed initiative.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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Cancer Research UK

Graduate Trainee, Multiple (currently Corporate Partnerships) at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Read up on the organisation and the sector, be yourself and practice your STAR examples.

Interview Advice: In presentation keep to allotted time.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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Cancer Research UK

Digital Innovation Product Manager, Digital Innovation at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Research the latest work of CRUK and understand what the future looks like for the stream you're applying to.

Interview Advice: Something I've said to applicants before is to not get flustered with trying to think up your own ideas when given a new task. Listen to what other people have to say- being able to develop or challenge ideas you come across is an incredibly valuable skill.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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Cancer Research UK

Senior Innovation Executive (Graduate), Innovation at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Tailor applications specifically to Cancer Research UK and the types of activities you'll be doing if you get the job.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Demonstrate why Cancer Research UK personally means a lot to you, show you've researched the activities we do.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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Cancer Research UK

Innovation Analyst, Innovation at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Demonstrate how you have used any experience you may have. It doesn't matter if you have the best degree and the highest quality work experience if you can not demonstrate how it has made you suited to this role!

Interview Advice: How Cancer Research UK funds research. An example of something that has challenged me.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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Cancer Research UK

Senior Digital Executive, Digital at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: 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.

Interview Advice: 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.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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Cancer Research UK

Sports Team Manager, at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Be passionate for the cause, do your research on the charity's ambitions and show you share the drive to excel in your role.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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Cancer Research UK

Graduate Trainee, Fundraising & Marketing at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Really do your research - get your facts right and know the sector. Show your passion - but don't forget to back this up with strong examples and proof of your skills. Always spend time and effort on the application questions, as that's the first hurdle. So many graduates let themselves down with extremely short, mistake-filled or poorly thought-out answers.

Interview Advice: If you've got as far as the interview, you're clearly a strong candidate, so well done. I would really recommend reading up as much as you can on the organisation and forming opinions about our strategy, challenges and successes. Although we're in the Third Sector, we're still looking for candidates with business acumen and drive.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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Cancer Research UK

, Direct Giving at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Applicants who want to work at CRUK should be passionate about the cause and about the third sector as a whole. You should show an understanding of the environment that you are going in to - for example research our brand and get a feel for the type of people who work here.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - not too corporate. Questions are fairly basic competency questions you would get anywhere but there may be some specific to the charity sector or your opinion on something from the area you are applying to. Be sure you know why it is you are applying. Be sure to read up on if there have been any big developments in the news recently in either science, fundraising or policy.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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Cancer Research UK

Graduate Trainee, Fundraising and Marketing at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Passion is key; really research the organisation and the sector as a whole. Try to gain some work experience in charities prior to applying, as the environment isn't for everyone.

Interview Advice: Have a good number of examples prepared for the key skills referenced in the job description and application questions, as you will need to provide evidence that you haven't already mentioned in your application. Again, passion and preparation are important. Know your subject. If you're interested in a particular area then sign up for updates from key websites and journals. MarketingWeek is the obvious one for budding marketeers.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Fundraising

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