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Yes, You Can

If you want to do a job that really matters, and where you matter too, MI5 has a role for you. Straight after school, you can help keep the country safe in a role like no other. Here, you’ll be part of our fascinating, vital and unique work. Protecting the lives of over 66 million people. Countering terror and combating espionage. As the threat evolves, you’ll help us adapt and stay one step ahead. You’re the next generation of brilliant new talent. We’re MI5 and we want you on our team.

Why be an Admin Officer?

You’ll make a name for yourself on the team that supports our every move. From booking travel and planning meetings to keeping your eye on the detail, while you’re keeping it all confidential. If your passion and ability shine through, we’ll give you every opportunity to take your career where you like at MI5.  Your first full-time role will lead to great things at the heart of national security.

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Why be a Technical Apprentice?

You’ll learn some incredible skills. From creating new apps that track terror suspects, to developing innovative ways to stop espionage in its tracks. On our apprenticeship programme, you’ll earn while you learn, and you’ll get fantastic opportunities to grow and progress. Here’s where we’ll fast-track your future at the cutting edge of innovation.

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Just like TV, most of what we do is secret. And we do work on some fascinating operations. But in reality, we’re ordinary people, doing extraordinary work within the law.

We might be known as the ‘domestic intelligence service’ but our role is to protect the UK's citizens and interests, both at home and abroad. Because threats such as terrorism and espionage often originate and operate overseas, we often work closely with MI6 and GCHQ, as well as overseas intelligence agencies and police forces.

How you can join us

You don’t need a degree to join us. If you want to apply for our Admin Officer role, just bring five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A*-C/9-4. Or, if you’re interested in one of our Technical Apprenticeships, bring three A-Levels (or equivalent), two in a STEM subject at grades BBC or above.

We’ll give you training, lots of encouragement and a mentor who’ll be with you all the way. Whichever role you join us in, you’ll experience real variety while you’re playing a vital role in keeping the UK safe. Still at school? If you’re aged 17, you can apply today and join once you’re 18 years old.

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Infrastructure Engineering Apprenticeship

An 18 month apprenticeship working towards an Infrastructure Technician Qualification. If you have a passion for IT and are enthusiastic about developing your technical skills, why not earn a salary whilst your training is paid for?

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English Language Analysts

Our English language Analysts listen to lawfully intercepted conversations, picking out essential information that will help our investigations. You will analyse telephone conversations and eavesdropping product intercepted under warrant for some of our highest priority investigations.

Administrative Officers

Our Administrative Officers work across a variety of departments each offering a range of roles providing essential support to our officers. This is an ideal role for a school leaver, people coming back to work after a career break or those looking for a change of career.

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IT Service Entry Scheme

The Service Desk Analyst role in MI5 is an excellent opportunity to start your career in IT.  You will be integrated into our growing first line support IT team, being the first point of contact for IT related requests from a range of stakeholders.