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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. 

National Diversity Awards

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.

Stonewall Top 100 Employers
MI5 achieved fourth place in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers in 2019 and has been awarded ‘Star Performer’ status for achieving a place in the Top...
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Disability Confident Leader
MI5 is accredited with the Governments Disability Confident Scheme as a level 3 leader.
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British LGBT Awards
MI5 has been named Employer of the Year 2018, demonstrating our commitment to ensuring MI5 is an inclusive place to work for everyone.
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The Time Top 50 Employers for Women
MI5 has been named as a leader in gender equality for a third year running, a great endorsement for our sustained commitment to improving the...
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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.


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

Ability Action

Our network for staff to support those with an illness or disability

Faith/No Faith

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

Stonewall acceptance without exception logo


Campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.

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Business Disability Forum

Is the UK's national employers' network specifically focused on the topic of disability.

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Business in the Community

Business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, CSR, corporate responsibility

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30% Club

Campaigning for greater representation of women on the boards of FTSE100 boards

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Social Mobility Compact

Ensuring that all young people have fair and open access to employment opportunities.

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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.