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What We Have to Offer

A career at MI5 is like no other. Not only is it rewarding and unique but the variety here is like nowhere else. Talented individuals from a range of backgrounds join our graduate development programmes. What other jobs put you at the cutting edge of news events, help stop terror attacks on the street of our cities, protect our secrets and prevent cyber-attacks? Our programmes develop your skills in a supportive and collaborative environment, putting you at the heart of MI5’s investigations. And whichever programme you choose, you will be directly contributing to keeping the country safe.

Starting Salary


MI5 offers a very competitive starting salary for graduates starting from c£30,000 with a guaranteed increase after one year. Along with an attractive pension scheme, and an interest-free season ticket loan, we offer many more excellent benefits.

Work Life Balance


A common misconception is that there is no work-life balance at MI5. However due to the nature of our work you can’t take it home with you, so when you leave the office you really do leave your work behind you.



We’ll make sure you have all the training you need and the opportunity for continuous development throughout your career. You’ll have access to a wide variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Working at Mi5

Discover what we do and what it is like to work at MI5.

Who We Are

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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 fulfill all their career ambitions here without ever having to leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

An in-depth knowledge and understanding of a variety of communities is crucial for our work. So it’s important our staff come from a breadth of backgrounds and cultures to reflect the people we work hard to protect. 

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