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Cross-Agency Services

Introduction to Cross-Agency Services

MI5, MI6 and GCHQ are working collaboratively to develop our unique Procurement, Finance and Audit teams.

People with a range of vocational and professional qualifications, from both the private and public sectors, have joined us to advance their career path or to develop their skills in a more challenging and unusual environment.

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Our procurement team’s work is fascinating, collaborative, diverse and rewarding. Our teams help to shape the future by providing a service that is vital to support the nation’s security. They support operations and investigations by acquiring everything from professional services and emerging technologies, through to bespoke items for on-going research and development. Individual teams work closely with their customers - constantly thinking on their feet to formulate creative ideas in response to sensitive operational requirements. Following commercial best practice, the teams will build effective supplier relationships that aim to safeguard supply chain risk and drive good performance and value in often complex and challenging environments.

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MI5, MI6 and GCHQ help protect the UK against threats to national security including terrorism, cyber and espionage. The internal audit team plays a key role in providing independent, objective assurance and consultancy services to improve how critical national security objectives are achieved. We employ auditors at all levels to deliver risk-based audits across a number of business areas including operational, security, financial and technology risks. We work together with our stakeholders to help identify opportunities to improve business processes, risk management and control frameworks. Our team of auditors have the unique opportunity to conduct assignments across all three intelligence agencies.

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.