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Am I Eligible

Origin

British Citizen

You must be a British citizen (born in the UK or naturalised) and one British parent or parent with substantial ties to the UK.

Age

18 or Over

Must be 17 years of age at the most 6 months before application, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday.

Living Situation

UK Resident

Must be resident in the UK for 9 of the last 10 years, except HM Forces overseas, in official representatives of HM's Government, abroad study, or lived overseas with parents.
Application Process  
Interview Preparation  
Vetting  

MI5 READY QUIZZES

Why not test your skills to see if you could join MI5 in one of our investigative roles.

Mobile Surveillance

We have developed some tasks that reflect the nature of the work of our Mobile Surveillance Officers to enable you to assess your suitability for the role. Take this challenge to check your observation skills and ability to recall detail.

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Investigative Challenge

We have developed a challenge to help you to assess your use of information and analytical skills.

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ARE YOU MI5 READY?

This quiz will give you some indication of MI5 values and culture and how well they match with you.

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Listening Challenge

We have developed a quiz that reflects the nature of the work of our English Language Analysts to enable you to assess your suitability for the role. Take this challenge to check your listening skills and ability to recall detail. 

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