Starting work at the Sanger Institute

We are really pleased you are joining us here at the Institute and we look forward to seeing you soon. To help you prepare for working life at the Sanger Institute we have provided a range information on working life, social life, benefits and finding accommodation below. In addition, there is also advice and guidance that new starters from overseas may find useful.

These pages expand on the information in your New Starter's pack which has been sent to you. We hope that both the pack and this website area will help to make your first few days as effective as possible.

We ask all new starters to read, sign and return a number of forms and documents contained in their new starters pack before starting with us. It is important that you return these items to us as soon as possible so that we can provide the equipment, support and legal documentation needed before you can take up your position at the Institute.

Please send signed your documents to:

HR Department,
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
CB10 1SA

[Wellcome Library, London]

Before you arrive

Before you arriveUseful information to help you get ready for work at the Institute, including what you to bring with you and advice for new starters working in the UK for the first time


Your first day

Your first dayHow we organise your first day at the Institute, with information on where and when to arrive, and the timings of your induction programme


Find us

Find usHow you can find the Institute and the travel options available to get here


Benefits and facilities

Benefits and facilitiesWe seek to provide our staff with a range of excellent benefits and facilities: from pay to pensions, and gym to childcare



AccommodationHow to find accommodation in the towns near to the Institute, information on local schools and the cost of local authority and utility services


Social life

Social lifeWith more than 900 people working at the Institute and more than 1500 people on campus, we have a lively social life that caters for a wide range of interests


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