Early Career Opportunities at CRUK

We are currently making some exciting changes to our Graduate Programme.

We wil be updating our website with information on our 2022 Trainee programmes shortly. In the mean time, why not consider our internship programme or our entry level roles on our jobs board? 
To be notified when our trainee programmes for 2022 go live, please contact graduate@cancer.org.uk 


Reconciliation Officer

Working as part of the Financial Reporting and Control team, whose responsibilities include the Financial Accounting function of CRUK. This role’s primary responsibility is to monitor internal controls across CRUK through the timely and accurate reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.

Finance Analyst

To provide relevant analytical support to the charity and to take responsibility for a range of financial administration projects, with potential to work towards an accountancy qualification.


HR Service Centre Advisor

To be the first point of contact for managers and employees, advising on all aspects of HR policies and procedures, referring issues to HR Advisors or other HR teams where necessary.

Resourcing Coordinator

To be the first point of contact for customers and responding to initial queries on all aspects of the resourcing process. Provide resourcing support and advice to regionally based retail colleagues in across the whole of CRUK

Fundraising Executive

Manage high volumes of supporter relationships over the phone and by email.  You will offer our supporters an exceptional level of service, working with them to maximise their fundraising potential.

Direct Marketing Executive

You will deliver an exciting portfolio of innovative, supporter-centric campaigns across a variety of channels to take our fundraising to new heights.

Area Events Manager or Area Marketing Manager (Regional opportunities)

Working regionally within marketing and events delivering over 300 mass participant events and local marketing activity for the Charity annually.  An integral member of the field based team who work together to deliver exemplary events and exceptional marketing that deliver substantial and sustained income for Cancer Research UK.

Fundraising Officer

To cultivate and steward a pipeline of Mid Value supporters, ensuring they are engaged and their value to the charity is maximised, and to achieve agreed income targets.

Special Events Executive

This role is responsible for the support and direct delivery of an agreed number of events per year and the day to day account management of relationships with third-party partners and high value committees.

Account Manager

Manage a portfolio of high profile strategic partners, with responsibility for planning and delivering activity. You will build strong relationships with key stakeholders taking a flexible and commercially astute approach to ensure that we are optimising all opportunities.

Patient Engagement and Communications Officer

This role is responsible for supporting the development of our engagement with cancer patients who participate in clinical trials, and other types of research, to help create more advocates for our work and normalise participation.

Policy Adviser

To monitor the external policy environment with a view to identifying, researching and developing key public policy positions on issues of importance to Cancer Research UK.

Early Diagnosis Officer

To support our work to influence policy and practice for patient benefit by reviewing, consolidating and disseminating relevant evidence relating to the impact of early diagnosis and treatment on cancer outcomes.

Grants Officer

To provide operational structure for various committees and panels and expertise for the pre and post-award funding processes across CRUK’s research funding directorate.

Research Funding Manager

For those with strong research administration or equivalent experience. To manage Cancer Research UK’s research funding applications and awards and support the Cancer Research UK funding committees and Scientific Executive Board

Data Analyst

Deliver analysis and insight to inform work of the team and to support strategic marketing consultancy across all consumer facing departments.  

Digital Producer

Be responsible for delivering exceptional end-to-end user experiences/campaigns across a variety of digital products that meet the highest digital standards, follow best practice and represents our brand faithfully across all interactions for CRUK’s audiences.

Support Analyst (entry level)

Develop, with training, responsibility for the delivery of application support, applying ITIL principles and practices to the resolution of incidents and problems in a fast-paced working environment. 

Project Manager

To lead the end-toend delivery of change projects within agreeed timescales and budgets to an acceptable level of quality.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in contact with us on placements@cancer.org.uk