We are at the forefront of the global fight against cancer, bringing together millions of people who share our determination. But we need to go much further. We’re looking for people who can work collaboratively and focus on what matters to help us to get to where we want to be.
Early careers at Cancer Research UK
Whether you’re a graduate, undergraduate, school leaver or looking for a career change, we have programmes that will help develop your skills at the UK’s leading cancer charity. Our schemes offer insight into working for a charity in a supportive environment, all while playing a vital role in the fight against cancer.
Our early career programmes are unique as no previous experience or qualifications are required. This is because we are committed to breaking down barriers and creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, which we believe will help us beat cancer.
Build experience and gain skills that will last a lifetime with our internships. We’re passionate about your personal development and we have opportunities across the charity throughout the year.
Length of programme: 12 weeks
For: anyone looking to gain work experience within the charity sector.
Gain invaluable experience within the pharmaceutical sector with our placements within the Centre for Drug Development. We provide students with an interest in drug development and oncology the unique opportunity to develop key skills in a world-class clinical research environment.
Length of programme: 54 weeks
For: life sciences students who want to gain experience working within the pharmaceutical sector in their placement year.
Accelerate emerging talent scheme
Develop your talents, strengths and experience with our emerging talent scheme, Accelerate. Gain valuable cross-organisational insight as you rotate through placements across the charity while earning a competitive salary in a supportive environment.
Length of programme: 2 years
For: high-potential individuals who want to develop their career in the charity sector.