What this Programme has to offer

At MI5 Intelligence Officers play an essential role in keeping the country safe, which makes for one of the most challenging, stimulating and rewarding careers you can imagine. As the country faces increased threats to national security, your role as an Intelligence Officer gives you opportunity to have a tangible impact on the security of the UK.

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Starting Salary

£31,807

Our starting salary is £31,807, rising to £34,385 after the first year.
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Work Life Balance

Flexible

You can’t take your work home with you, so once you leave the office your time is your own.
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Future

Varied Career

You will work in a wide range of areas both before and after your training, having an immediate impact on the work we do in a unique working environment.
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What we are looking for

People from a range of backgrounds and degree disciplines join the Intelligence Officer Development Programme. To apply you’ll need to have, or be expecting, a 2:2 in any degree discipline or have relevant work experience.

As a confident communicator, you can quickly establish productive working relationships with your colleagues. You’ll need to be organised, have a good eye for detail and trust your own judgement. While happy to take responsibility for your own areas of work, you’ll also enjoy collaborating to solve problems and make decisions. MI5 also expects its employees to have a high degree of honesty and integrity.

Application Process

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.