Employer profile


Updated: May, 2018

About Roche

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible.

Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.


Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims for improving patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders.

Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines.


Roche has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology; Life Sciences Industry eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2016 employed more than 94,000 people worldwide.

In 2016, Roche invested CHF 9.9 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 50.6 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan.

Working at Roche means working at the forefront of innovation.

Our diagnostic division is the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics, our pharmaceutical division is the number one supplier of cancer medicines.

Last but not least, we continue to grow. In an ever-changing industry, we are able to offer long-term organisational stability while permanently addressing new challenges. You will have the opportunity not only to learn and move forward but also to make your mark.


We offer a number of early career opportunities for students, graduates and PhDs.

For 2018 entry we are expecting to to recruit across a range of functions including:

  • Country clinical operations
  • SPA/biometrics
  • Clinical data management
  • Country clinical operations
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Health economics
  • Business insights and operations
  • Regulatory
  • ​Oncology and immunology
  • ​Sales
  • Technical Services
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We advertise our early career opportunities all year round rather than at fixed points during the year. This approach provides us with the flexibility to recruit top talent as opportunities arise.

Work sectors

healthcare, science and pharmaceuticals


Burgess Hill, Welwyn Garden City

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