Apprenticeship programme

Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to take your first step into work and enable you to learn while you earn.

Wellcome’s Apprenticeship Programme is an opportunity to develop and gain practical skills, knowledge and behaviours through on-the-job learning. You will be supported to achieve a professional qualification and accreditation while earning a salary at the same time.

Our Apprenticeship Programme has been designed for school leavers, graduates and individuals looking for a career change.

Apprenticeships are typically 15 to 18 months but can be up to 24 months depending on the level of the qualification undertaken. These range from tech and data to business and management related programmes, and we can also sometimes offer more specific apprenticeships.

What we offer 

You will:

  • work on real projects and earn a salary based on the level of internship undertaken
  • be part of a cohort of apprentices and get to share your experiences together
  • have a dedicated line manager who will support and mentor you, and oversee your work
  • be placed on a relevant apprenticeship standard (the job description will outline which standard) and be given time to study and take assessments
  • get lots of opportunities for development, including the chance to meet people from across Wellcome, hear from industry experts, attend career development workshops and participate in group volunteering days
  • gain insight into how a global charity works and leave your apprenticeship with a qualification, improved skills, lots of experience and connections.

Who can apply 

You must:

  • not have a qualification in the subject that is more advanced than the apprenticeship standard offers 
  • be committed to studying alongside the role
  • have the right to work in the UK.

Please check for any additional entry requirements for the learning standard you are interested in applying to.

How to apply 

We are now receiving applications for the following programme:

We recommend that you check the Who can apply section for eligibility before completing the online application form.

Contact us 

If you have any questions regarding live programmes, please email Silver Chida at

For information on upcoming programmes, please keep an eye on this page for more details throughout the year.

Related links 

Our eight-week internships for undergraduates take place at the Wellcome offices in London every summer. They are designed to inspire, encourage and support a new generation who will go on to make a difference.
Our two-year graduate programme is for recent undergraduates or Master's graduates to learn new skills by working with teams across Wellcome.
Our principles set out what we expect from each other, at every level of the organisation, every day.

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