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Welcome to UCB in the United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I apply for a position at UCB?

Please begin by reviewing our open positions and making an online application for those which interest you. When you apply online for a job, you will be notified by email that your details have been received. You will also be able to submit your profile and sign up for our Job Alert service, which will notify you by email when a new job opening is posted that matches your criteria.

Can I send UCB my application via email or post?

For the fastest and most effective consideration, and to help us to respond most efficiently to the high volume of applications that we receive, we request that all expressions of interest in UCB employment within the UK be sent through our website.

Can I apply for multiple vacancies?

Yes, but before making an application please consider your qualifications, skills and experience and ensure there is a good match with the requirements of each vacancy that you are applying for.

What is the closing date for applications?

For many positions, a closing date for applications is stated on the job posting. Applications received after this date may not be considered. Other positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified and they will then be removed from the website.

What happens after I apply?

If you are applying for a specific job opportunity, our Human Resources team will initially screen your application before forwarding it to the department concerned. Our Human Resources team will contact you if you have been shortlisted for an interview.

Will travel be arranged for me if I am invited for an interview?

We would usually expect you to make your own travel arrangements to attend an interview. With our prior approval, reasonable travel expenses may be reimbursed and this can be discussed after you receive your invitation to attend an interview.

Do I need a work permit to apply to UCB in the UK?

In line with Section 8 of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, we will need to see proof of right to work in the UK during the interview process. This is because we are unable to employ anyone who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. For more information, please visit the UK Home Office website. Work permits can only be applied for in exceptional circumstances if we have highly specialised roles that we have been unable to fill with currently eligible applicants and where all other recruitment options have been exhausted.

Will I be reimbursed for attending an interview?

For undergraduate industrial placements and graduate internships, expenses for attending interviews will be reimbursed.