The people who work for us are our biggest asset, in the words of our former DG, Sir Andrew Parker:
“Keeping the country safe is a challenge that requires the best efforts of the richest mix of the most talented people in our society, working together in high performing teams. So it is essential to our success that ours is an inclusive workplace offering varied, rewarding and challenging careers for all".
MI5 are pleased to be the Gold Sponsers of the National Diversity Awards. The National Diversity Awards are the UK's largest awards of their kind and publicly recognise the grass roots being done by communities and organisations across the UK to tackle issues of inequality and discrimination.
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.
Our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) network, building an environment which embraces the background, race, colour and beliefs for all at MI5
Our gender network (including non-binary) to achieve gender equality throughout MI5
Our network for staff to support those with an illness or disability
Our forum for staff with a faith, or no faith, to come together
Our network supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans staff for an inclusive MI5
We work with a number of charities and organisations to help us build a truly inclusive environment
Campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.
Business Disability Forum
Is the UK's national employers' network specifically focused on the topic of disability.
Business in the Community
Business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, CSR, corporate responsibility
Campaigning for greater representation of women on the boards of FTSE100 boards
Social Mobility Compact
Ensuring that all young people have fair and open access to employment opportunities.
Here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
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.