Cancer Research UK Overview

  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1982
  • Non-profit Organisation
  • Health Charities
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

CompetitorsBritish Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Save the Children UK
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Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. We carry out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We have discovered new ways to beat cancer that together have saved hundreds of thousands of lives across the ...
Mission: We want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world. We’re focusing our efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective ...

Cancer Research UK Reviews

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Michelle Mitchell
Michelle Mitchell
66 Ratings
28 Apr 2021
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"Friendly yet challenging role"

Former Employee - Event Assistant in Portsmouth, South East England, England, England

I worked at Cancer Research UK part-time for more than a year


The opportunity allowed for travel within your region.
Everyone was so lovely and friendly
Excellent training was provided


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Cancer Research UK Interviews

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Applied online87%
In Person8%
Recruitment Agency2%

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    Very friendly and smooth. Goes in 2 stages first with a phone interview and then with a longer one with a panel where you are asked more details about your skills and how would you fit to the role

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Company Updates

22 January 2020
View from the Board: What's in store for Cancer Research UK in 2020?
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Cancer Research UK (CRUK) on LinkedIn: View from the board: What's in store for Cancer Research UK in 2020
10 December 2019
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Cancer Research UK Awards & Accolades

  • Rate My Placement Top 100 Undergraduate EmployersRate My Placement2018
  • The Guardian UK 300: the most popular graduate employers for 2018/19The Guardian2018

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What is health insurance like at Cancer Research UK?

...No flexible work arrangement given in my team without long HR & occupational health despite being a cancer survivor myself and despite ALL senior/head in my team WFH at least a day per week...

9 September 2019

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