Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

Employer Overview

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult is a centre of excellence in innovation, with the core purpose of building a world-leading cell and gene therapy sector in the UK as a key part of a global industry. Supported by Innovate UK, our mission is to drive the growth of the industry by helping cell and gene therapy organisations across the world translate early stage research into commercially viable and investable therapies. We are based in Stevenage and central London. In London we are on the 12th floor of Guy's Hospital with over 200 cell and gene therapy experts, state-of-the-art development and viral vector laboratories. We have also built a £70m large-scale GMP manufacturing centre in Stevenage to help bring cell and gene therapies to market in the UK and internationally. 

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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