Early careers

Shaping the scientists of the future

Inspiring the youth of today to discover the science of tomorrow

"I was really surprised in a positive way by how much responsibility I was given as an intern. I think it helped me to develop significantly during this time."

Ben Lengert
Associate Scientist

Internships and Industrial Placements

We offer up to four positions a year, depending on our internal projects, to candidates from all over the world. As a STEM focused employer we tend to offer placements in scientific functions, but if you’re interested you can join us in any area of the business.

Applications open in January, for one month, and we usually receive a high number of applications. So, while everyone will hear from us, bear in mind it may take a little time. If you’re invited for interview, you’ll meet with the project team and we’ll look to offer you a placement around Easter time. Internships normally start from the end of the summer term or beginning of the autumn term and you’ll be paid the living minimum wage.


Thanks to the government’s new Apprentice levy, we’re able to offer Apprenticeships across all our business functions. All of our apprenticeships are paid from the funding we receive from the levy. We work in partnership with third parties who can accredit and manage our apprenticeship programmes, so you know you’re in good hands.

If you’d like to become an apprentice, please email recruitment@immunocore.com with Apprenticeship in the subject line.

Work Experience

Depending on your age, you could join us for work experience in one of our business functions. For 16-18 year olds, we offer one-week work experience placements in the Easter and summer holidays. For those of your over 18, we offer extended periods of unpaid work experience over the summer holidays, often before or during University.

For logistical, safety and sustainability reasons we do favour local students. If you’re interested, just email recruitment@immunocore.com with Work Experience in the subject line.

Supporting STEM Students

We're passionate about getting more young people involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). That's why we have a heap of STEM Ambassadors here at Immunocore. Between us, we head out into the local community to reach out and engage with the public. We speak at schools, science festivals and clubs to nurture and develop local talent at a grass roots level, and we support work experience, internships and apprenticeships.

We also have a strong relationship with the Oxfordshire UTC, a STEM specialist school for 14-18 year olds based in Didcot where, amongst other activities, we support their careers fairs to promote a career in STEM subjects.

Choosing a PhD Scheme

If you're looking at your options for higher education, we support a joint PhD scheme with Cardiff University for projects which align to the work that we do. The scheme is funded, is primarily based here at Immunocore and after you've finished your PhD, you could have the option of continuing to work with us.