We recognise that university isn’t for everyone. We need people who are fresh out of school, eager to get started and want to do something interesting and exciting. Every single person, role, and team in our organisation plays its part in helping us keep the country safe. We offer a range of opportunities from busy administrative roles to technical training programmes. Whether you are supporting one of our investigative teams, administrating in human resources or starting out on our Technical Apprenticeship Scheme, you will be part of a supportive team with the opportunity to develop and learn about the exciting work of MI5.
Discover what it’s like for school leavers joining MI5 through our “I Can” Campaign. If you want to do a job that really matters, and where you matter too, MI5 has a role for you.
Software Engineer Apprenticeship
On this degree apprenticeship, you’ll spend three years building some of the world’s most advanced software tech. Taking advantage of state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll enjoy lots of technical training, classroom learning and job shadowing. So, as you work towards a BSc Honours degree, you’ll also get practical insights into how we use tech to keep the country safe.
Infrastructure Engineering Apprenticeship
An 18 month apprenticeship working towards an Infrastructure Technician Qualification. If you have a passion for IT and are enthusiastic about developing your technical skills, why not earn a salary whilst your training is paid for?
English Language Analysts
Our English language Analysts listen to lawfully intercepted conversations, picking out essential information that will help our investigations. You will analyse telephone conversations and eavesdropping product intercepted under warrant for some of our highest priority investigations.
Our Administrative Officers work across a variety of departments each offering a range of roles providing essential support to our officers. This is an ideal role for a school leaver, people coming back to work after a career break or those looking for a change of career.
IT Service Entry Scheme
The Service Desk Analyst role in MI5 is an excellent opportunity to start your career in IT. You will be integrated into our growing first line support IT team, being the first point of contact for IT related requests from a range of stakeholders.
I didn’t want to go to uni or college, I wanted to be more hands on and get paid for it!
Apprenticeships at MI5
After seeing the exceptional quality of many apprentices following their training, MI5 are investing in growing their apprenticeship programmes. Initially we will begin offering more apprenticeships in technology, but hope to expand our apprenticeships into other areas including commercial and operational roles, in due course. Applications for our Degree Apprenticeships in London and Greater Manchester are now open for joiners in September 2021.
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.