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Apprenticeship: what you can expect

What apprenticeships do you offer?

Whether you have your heart set on a career in Marketing, or in Software Engineering, our apprenticeships are available across a wide range of job roles within the charity. They are available in a variety of locations including London and Oxford with flexible working. We also have fully remote roles.

We offer apprenticeships at all levels - from level 3 (equivalent to 2 A levels) up to level 7 (equivalent to a full degree). Our current amazing apprentices are in roles including IT Service Desk Analyst, Marketing Executive Apprenticeship, Business Associate Apprenticeship, Finance Trainee and many more.

Our apprenticeships provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to supporting people affected by cancer
  • Earn a salary
  • Work alongside experienced colleagues
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Get time for training and study related to your role

Who can apply?

Cancer Research UK apprenticeships are for anyone wanting to start their career in a new profession whilst getting an insight into what it’s like working for one of the UK’s leading charities. 

You could be at the start of your career, wanting to study and learn at the same time, or you could be at a later stage of your career but pivoting your career and looking to reskill in a new profession.

Ultimately, you will live and work in England and not have a qualification in the same or similar subject at the same or higher level than the apprenticeship will provide. Each apprenticeship vacancy has its own eligibility criteria so please take a read and get in touch if you have any questions.

When can I apply?

Apprenticeship roles are advertised throughout the year at Cancer Research UK. You can keep checking our career pages, or register for job alerts and we'll let you know when a new apprenticeship vacancy is available.

What happens at the end of my apprenticeship?

There is a real opportunity to join Cancer Research UK and make an impact whilst you are here. At the end of your apprenticeship, you may already be in a permanent role or you may be encouraged to apply for permanent positions, if suitable ones are available, to enable you to stay on at the charity.

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Your personal development

We’re passionate about your personal development.

When you join Cancer Research UK as an apprentice you are welcomed into a network of other apprentices to connect with like-minded people across the organisation and build a supportive network. 

Whichever apprenticeship role you take on, you’ll have:

a dedicated line manager to support you in your role

A 121 coach from one of our training providers who guides you through your qualification

As part of our apprentice community, you’ll have the chance to take part in various networking opportunities, fundraising and volunteering activities as well as attend socials and talks.

Our fundraising apprentices will also join our Fundraising Academy from day one of their apprenticeship providing them with a peer network as well as centralised learning content, talks and blogs to support them in their role.


Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions or should you require any adjustment due to a disability or a long-term health condition.