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Cancer Research UK Graduate Scheme

Cancer Research UK is offering graduates a unique opportunity to join our graduate trainee scheme and help us beat cancer sooner. You will be joining an inspiring and innovative place to work, filled with talented and dedicated professionals like you, all whom are 100% focused on our goal: to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people survive cancer within the next 20 years.

What makes our scheme special?

As a Cancer Research UK graduate you will be joining one of the best schemes available in the UK - currently ranked No. 2 on Guardian 300 best places for graduates to work. From the beginning you have the opportunity to work for an organisation that is accelerating progress to beat cancer sooner, making a real difference and improving people’s lives. With such a variety of schemes available, you will be able to find the scheme that suits you. You will be able to select which specialism you would like to join when you start the application process.

Over 90 trainees have completed the scheme since 2000. Many of the cohort remain with the charity; having since progressed to senior roles across the organisation. Visit our graduate stories page to read more about these individuals.

Could our scheme be for you?

We are looking for applicants with the maturity, intelligence and interpersonal skills to quickly adapt in our fast moving environment.  We will beat cancer sooner, and if your application is successful, you’ll be joining our fight.

We have Beliefs, which guide the way we work:

  • Be Brave
  • Be Sharp
  • Be United

So if you are bright, ambitious, a people person, and want to help us achieve our vision, we’re sure we will be right for you.

To find out more about each of our graduate trainee streams then click here.


Contact us

We currently do not have any Graduate opportunities live, however for further information please email us at graduate@cancer.org.uk