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. 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, encouraging their involvement with our cause.

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


Take on this unique opportunity working in the world of charity finance. 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.


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.


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.


On this stream you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of teams in the Technology directorate. 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. 

You will have the opportunity to deliver award winning and cutting edge infrastructure and internal systems. You will work with our talented digital professionals across user experience, content, web development and other areas of expertise to create best-in-class digital experiences and help upskill other colleagues across the organisation. You will gain experience in managing multiple data sources, understand database quality management and learn to use tools that ensure a high standard of business reporting and data selection.


Applications now closed

We're no longer taking applications to our Graduate Scheme but take a look at the other ways you can get involved with CRUK

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