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Graduate Careers at Mi5

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 challenging two year programmes develop your skills in a supportive and collaborative environment, putting you at the heart of MI5’s investigations.

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We’re offering undergraduates studying a STEM-related degree the unique opportunity to undertake paid work experience at MI5. Our summer placements will give you an exciting opportunity to work in a unique and challenging environment where technology plays a crucial and increasingly strategic role. You could be placed in our corporate IT department or our department responsible for covert technical operations. Wherever you’re placed, you’ll be offered a range of opportunities to develop your skills on real projects.

Technology is evolving and it’s vital for MI5 to stay one step ahead. This is a new initiative and we’re investing in our future. Your work could make a direct impact on how we protect national security, and those who impress will be offered a permanent role upon graduation.

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