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Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

Employer Overview

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult was established as an independent centre of excellence to advance the growth of the UK cell and gene therapy industry, by bridging the gap between scientific research and full-scale commercialisation. With more than 330 employees focusing on cell and gene therapy technologies, it works with partners in academia and industry to ensure these life-changing therapies can be developed for use in health services throughout the world. It offers leading-edge capability, technology and innovation to enable companies to take products into clinical trials and provide clinical, process development, manufacturing, regulatory, health economics and market access expertise. Its aim is to make the UK the most compelling and logical choice for UK and international partners to develop and commercialise these advanced therapies. The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult works with Innovate UK. For more information please visit or visit

Why work with us?

We are committed to attracting and developing high performing employees as we recognise that our people are the foundation to our success. We offer exciting opportunities for people at various stages of their careers and our people are selected for their ability, experience, potential and ‘can do’ approach to their work. At Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, we focus on creating an inclusive organisation where all our people feel engaged and know that their work makes a difference.

When you join Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult as a permanent or fixed-term employee you will receive a competitive salary, a range of benefits including a contributory pension, death in service, an annual travel loan and a cycle to work scheme. We also offer a performance related pay scheme to help recognise and reward exceptional achievements made by you. We also offer a range of higher and degree apprenticeship programmes.

As part of the development of our people, we also offer on the job learning and personal development programmes to help you identify what you need to do and the behaviours you need to demonstrate, to achieve success in your chosen career at the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult. It is important to us how you develop your skills and experience as this is crucial to our success and will determine how your career will also develop within the cell and gene therapy industry

Apprenticeship, graduate and work experience programmes

Advanced therapies have the potential to address significant and growing unmet healthcare needs. They offer the promise of treating and altering the course of diseases which cannot be addressed adequately by existing pharmaceuticals. The UK is at the leading edge of this disruptive industry and there is an opportunity to build a large-scale industry delivering health and wealth.

The Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community (ATAC) has been established to develop the first apprenticeship programme designed specifically to train and upskill individuals to develop, manufacture and deliver these innovative therapies at scale. We offer a range of apprenticeship programmes for new talent to enter the cell and gene therapy industry locally and across the UK. These programmes include manufacturing and laboratory technicians, technician scientists, engineers and regulatory specialists.


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