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Experienced Hires

Your skills are our asset

Whether you are returning to work after time raising a family, or looking for a career change, MI5 need your skills and experience to help keep the country safe.

The breadth of opportunity at MI5 is second to none. Whether you are a corporate professional such as a lawyer or accountant, a specialist such as a psychologist, or an IT expert, we can offer you the opportunity to apply your skills in an equivalent MI5 role.

Alternatively, you might seek to translate your skills and experience to one of our unique intelligence roles, using your interpersonal skills as an agent handler, or using your project management background to ensure the smooth running of a complex counter terrorism investigation.

Experienced applicants may also choose to apply to one of our graduate development programs where, depending on performance, a successful applicant has the potential to be fast tracked to a more senior role.

There is no such thing as a standard MI5 career path so if you’re looking for a change in direction then MI5 has the potential to offer you a highly varied and stimulating career. And whatever job you find yourself in, you will be directly contributing to keeping the country safe.

I have never worked in an organisation where there is such a wide range of opportunities

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.