Different people's hands

MI5 has a unique need to embrace diversity

The people who work for us are our biggest asset, in the words of our Director General, Ken McCallum:

MI5’s real strength lies in its diverse, talented people, and their ability to be brilliantly adaptive. Ensuring better diversity and inclusion is central to our future as an organisation, as we enrich our mix of talents, and each are supported to give our best.

We are pleased to have received external recognition for our progress on Diversity & Inclusion and are committed to continuing this work.

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Female Senior Managers

LGBT+ Staff

Females in the workplace

Staff from ethnic minority (EM) backgrounds

Employees working part-time

Diversity and Inclusion News

Our Networks

MI5's senior leadership are committed to creating an inclusive culture where people feel they belong and can flourish. We have a range of thriving and active diversity networks run by staff and championed by all.

Why join MI5?

A career at MI5 is like no other. Not only is it rewarding and unique but the variety here is like no-where else. It is this variety that means most people stay at MI5 as they are able to fulfil all their career ambitions here without ever having to leave. We are also committed to rewarding the people who work for us and demonstrating our appreciation for their vital contribution by offering an excellent range of benefits. And due to the nature of our work it means you can’t take it home with you, so when you leave the office you really do leave your work behind you, providing you with an excellent work-life balance. Whatever role you perform, you will be directly contributing to keeping the country safe.