Our streams

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Our streams

Cancer Research UK is a hugely diverse organisation which is why we have the opportunity to offer a real variety in our Graduate Schemes. You will have the opportunity to apply for up to 2 different streams. Find out a little more about these below.

This stream works across both Fundraising & Marketing and Philanthropy & Partnerships, nurturing a wide range of skills and disciplines in marketing, fundraising and philanthropy. This year is particularly exciting as we are partnering closely with our Philanthropy and Partnerships directorate to give you the opportunity to engage and support with the work they do. Over the 2 years you will be involved in a hugely diverse portfolio of work; from strategy setting and building innovative new fundraising ideas to working with our marketing and partnership teams to engage with a range of audiences across the UK.

Wherever you are placed, you will use your energy and talent to drive our fundraising success.

Applications are now open.

Apply now for a placement in the Fundraising & Marketing Graduate stream

Back for our 2016/17 campaign our Finance scheme is unique. You will take part in a 3 year programme with 3 year long placements to give you an opportunity to see the whole finance lifecycle each year, so we can support you to study for a professional accountancy qualification and gain the relevant experience to become qualified.

As a Finance Graduate you will have the opportunity to work across a variety of different areas and work with the business to transform their strategic objectives into financial budgets and forecasts, making the most of our donations to fund high quality research.

Applications are now open.

Apply now for a placement in the Finance Graduate stream

On this stream you will have the opportunity to work in an innovative environment, in business critical roles, across the 2-year programme. During your four placements you will have the opportunity to; use your skills to keep cancer at the top of the political agenda, research and write for all our key audiences, including the public, patients, health care professionals and key opinions leaders; and apply creativity and fresh ideas to ensure a well-rounded, innovative approach to our communications, shaping the way we interact with everyone.

Your fresh, creative ideas and approach will help shape the way we interact with everybody - from the public to Parliament.

Applications are now open.

Apply now for a placement in the Policy, Information & Communications Graduate stream

On this stream you will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of different areas to help balance our strategic priorities with emerging opportunities including: working across a diverse range of teams to ensure each of our vital research projects receive appropriate direction and resource; applying communication skills to build relationships across the research community, and ensuring we stay at the cutting-edge of scientific research; and developing your scientific career away from the lab bench in a dynamic office environment that fosters growth.

By working collaboratively across the organisation, you'll ensure our vital research projects have all the resources and direction they need.

This stream is open to applicants who have a degree in a natural, physical or life science.

Applications are now open.

Apply now for a placement in the Scientific Strategy & Funding Graduate stream

As a Technology graduate trainee, you’ll help deliver the best digital solutions to help beat cancer sooner and gain unique experience working with leading edge technologies. We’re a team of talented, ambitious and passionate individuals who pride ourselves in putting our users at the heart of everything we do.

On this stream you will divide your time across 3 exciting areas of the business – Technology & Change, Digital and Data. You will build relationships with and understand the vision of teams across CRUK, ensuring that everything we do delivers the most value for both our audience and our organisation.

Applications are now open.

Apply now for a placement in the Technology Graduate stream

On this stream you will be working across a variety of areas to ensure we have the right skills, leadership and performance in place to drive transformation and accelerate progress. Over the 2 years you will build excellent HR expertise and business partnering experience by working across the whole HR portfolio, including; HR Generalist, Resourcing, Learning & Organisational Development, Talent, Internal Communications and Employee Services.

Applications are now open.

Apply now for a placement in the HR Graduate stream

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