We innovate healthcare

At Roche our aim is to improve the health, quality of life and well-being of people around the world by providing an innovative range of diagnostic solutions and medicines.

Roche is a global, research-focused healthcare company with Group Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

Roche is a global, research-focused healthcare company.

Our strategy is clear – the patient lives at the heart of everything we do and our focus is fitting the treatment to the patient through prescription pharmaceuticals and in-vitro diagnostics.

What makes Roche distinctive is our pursuit of excellence in science as we deliver the best solutions for healthcare professionals and improve patient outcomes; this is achieved through our unique combination of Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics.

Every day, our products and medicines help patients and the healthcare professionals who care for them by detecting, preventing, diagnosing, treating and monitoring diseases.

Our purpose

We have had a presence in the UK since 1908, operating in 3 main business areas:

  • Pharma Rx: Our pharmaceutical business focuses on researching and development of medicines, as well as marketing these medicines once they have been developed.
  • Diagnostics: We have a leading role in providing a broad and cutting-edge portfolio of trests and technology to prevent, diagnose and manage diseases.
  • Diabetes Care: We provide diabetes management solutions and services to improve the live of those with diabetes .

Early careers at Roche UK and Ireland

Check out this video to find out about the type of early career opportunities we offer at Roche UK and Ireland. We trust you will find it helpful in understanding our culture, values, what we do and what inspires and motivates our people

We are proud to have played a pioneering role in UK healthcare since 1908. Today, Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases and neuroscience.

Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and chemotherapy. Roche is also the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a front-runner in diabetes management.

Roche in the UK employs over 2,000 people in Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics.



£388 million invested in UK R&D in the UK in 2018.
Support 18,800 jobs in the UK.
700,000 people treated with a Roche medicine in the UK.
54% women in leadership roles.
UK presence since 1908.
We supply a wide range of rapid, reliable instruments and tests for disease screening and diagnosis.
Our aim is to develop new and improved therapies.
Roche is a world leader in innovative cancer drugs.
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