Cambridge Assessment

Who are We?

We are an international exams group designing and delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries. We are committed to ensuring that all our assessments are fair, have sound ethical underpinning, and operate according to the highest technical standards. Our organisation is not-for-profit. Read more here.

Career & Talent Development 

The transition from an administration role to a management role is often challenging. New managers may find themselves managing people they used to work alongside or delivering results through a diverse team with different drives and aspirations. To find out more click here. 

Early Careers 

At Cambridge Assessment we run Graduate programmes that allow our graduates to develop and work independently quickly. Click here to find out more about our schemes.

Our People 

We are very proud of our people at Cambridge Assessment. They are a very talented and diverse group and everybody has a key role to play. Find out more here.

Wellbeing 

We take the health and wellbeing of our people seriously. Click through here to find out more about the support we provide.

Working for Us – Benefits 

To help with your life both inside and outside of work, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits. Click here to find out more.

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Ketan Parikh
, Desktop Services

After having previously worked for small companies, I was keen to join a company with a large IT infrastructure to advance my career. I came to Cambridge Assessment in July 2005 as a Helpdesk Analyst. After two years, I moved into Desktop Services, which was very different to the normal helpdesk work and required more face-to-face interaction. After two years, I moved into Technical Support, which deals with systems and applications at a very high level and was considerably different to the roles in Helpdesk/Desktop Services. I’ve been with Technical Support for nearly two years now and am enjoying every minute of it.

One of Cambridge Assessment’s core values is Innovation, which is really lived through our team as we get various opportunities to investigate, deploy and maintain systems based on the latest technological advances in the market. Combine this with the fact that Cambridge Assessment believes in continued professional development and you’ll see that this an ideal company for someone who is ambitious about their career.

Paul Jones
, Cambridge Assessment

I’ve worked for OCR since March 2010, choosing to join Cambridge Assessment as it was a chance to work in a busy educational environment. The attraction for me was our link with the University of Cambridge – one of the top UK universities with a glowing reputation around the world. I knew that working for this global company would fully enhance my career growth, as well as my personal development. The part of my role I enjoy the most is dealing with requests for statistics. Every one I receive is different, meaning my working day never gets monotonous. Requests come from both internal and external customers which means they’re varied and there’s a nice mixture of interaction.

I enjoy working at Cambridge Assessment as I know that everything I do is making a difference to someone’s life. I find that the Group offers many excellent learning and development opportunities, and people are very supportive, helping me to settle into a new working environment quickly.

Liz Allan
Group Director , Human Resources

Liz Allan joined Cambridge Assessment as Group HR Director in September 2013.

Liz is a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Personnel and Development, with over 25 years’ experience in UK and International HR.

Prior to joining Cambridge Assessment she worked at HR Director level for Danaher Corporation, AspenTech Inc and Novartis, where she led HR teams in the UK, Europe and Emerging Markets.

Liz studied at Newcastle and Leeds and has qualifications, in Business, HR, coaching and psychometric assessment. Liz took time out in 2012 to be a Gamesmaker for the London Olympics and has recently been appointed a Trustee of the University of Cambridge Primary School to support the recruitment and development of its staff.

Joanna Rickwood
Deputy Director, International Network, Cambridge International Examinations

I actually first worked for Cambridge Assessment as part of my Computer Science degree, completing my Year in Industry in the PC Support department back in 1998! I enjoyed my experience with the organisation so much that I returned to PC Support in 1999 for six weeks to assist with enabling the IT estate to handle the turn of the millennium, before finally joining the PC Development department in a permanent role a year later as a junior programmer. I have been with the organisation ever since!

My current role is essentially to plan and implement digital services in support of Cambridge International Examinations’ Business Plan. Day to day, this largely involves business analysis and requirements gathering, investigating and trialling new technologies, and end-to-end project management activities.
As you can imagine, my role has changed significantly over 14 years in our IT department (known to us as Information Services or IS) as my skills and experience have grown and I’ve moved up through software development to team leadership and project management. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some really great people during that time, on a number of very exciting projects, including the development of LIBS (Local Item Banking System) for many years, and various computer-based assessment projects. Then early this year an opportunity arose to work as a Delivery Lead within Cambridge International Examinations, where I felt my experience and knowledge gained in IS would be a useful asset to the business.

Cambridge Assessment has such friendly people who are so passionate about what they do, and who continually want to deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers. It’s truly inspiring and, added with the good opportunities for career progression and variety, makes for a great place to work. Going forward, I am hoping to be able to play a significant part in the implementation of the new CBT (computer based testing) strategy, including the exciting evolution from traditional assessment to e-assessment

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