What this Programme has to offer
Graduates interested in a specialist career in data analysis can join our Intelligence and Data Analyst Development Programme (I&DADP). At MI5, we collect data that is complex and often incomplete. Interpreting this is vital to the success of our investigations; therefore we have a dedicated team of data analyst experts. Our structured two year training programme covers the first part of this 5 year career pathway, placing you at the heart of MI5 investigations and training you up to use advanced data analytical techniques. Once you are fully trained, you will spend another 3 years in a variety of postings in analysis.
Our starting salary is £33,350, rising to £36,053 after the first year.
Use your natural curiosity to spot patterns in large data sets and provide vital intelligence to investigations.
Your career will be varied as you could move into analysis roles in different investigative areas, as well as tactical, strategic, policy or analyst management roles.
Our structured development programme covers the first part of your career path, placing you at the heart of MI5 investigations and training you to use advanced data analytical techniques.
We have to make sure that our analysts have the knowledge and skills to answer the many diverse questions we receive. This team sets new analysts on the right development pathway, explaining how analysis operates in MI5 and introducing our tools and techniques. Supporting the continuing development and expanding skills of experienced analysts is an increasingly important area too.
A career within analysis is varied and will consist of a number of analysis postings in different areas over a minimum of 5 years. New joiners on IDADP are normally after around 3 years in the role once they are fully trained analysts. After this first promotion, you will continue to explore other aspects of analysis through different postings.
For this programme, we require you to have a 2:2 degree or equivalent work experience. Some people join us straight after graduation, while others have previous relevant experience. Whatever your background, you need to prove you can interrogate large data sets, evaluate the reliability of your findings and communicate them clearly.
Throughout our recruitment process we will assess your skills against the requirements of all our Intelligence Development Programmes. This increases your chances of securing an exciting and rewarding career with MI5 and allows us to deploy the talented individuals that apply into the most suitable roles, maximising our capability to protect national security.
Ensures you are eligible to apply
Cognitive Ability Test
This online test is designed to test cognitive ability through a variety of short exercises
Competency questions and submission of a complete application
The telephone interview will test your motivation and include some competency questions
The assessment centre will consist of a competency interview, two role plays and a written assessment
Final Selection Board
Following the assessment centre, you may be invited to attend a final selection board; this will be based on your performance throughout the rest of the process
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