Our Technology Graduate Development Programme (TGDP) offers an exciting opportunity to work in a unique and stimulating environment, where technology plays a crucial and increasingly frontline role. Whatever your chosen business area, you will be contributing to protecting the UK from threats to national security, including terrorism and espionage.
TGDP is a structured two year programme that gives you the experience, knowledge and skills you need to be an effective technology professional in our pioneering IT department. The programme includes a number of business and specialist roles.
This year, we are recruiting for the Business stream. You will be assigned to one of the following capability areas based on your preference, skills and business need:
You will have the opportunity, by rotating round the teams within your role, to carry out a variety of work and develop your business/technical skills and experiences.
Starting salary: £33,783 rising to £36,522 after one year.
MI5 is a unique and stimulating place to work and we will ensure you have all the support and development you need to build a rewarding and successful career.
During the programme we will give you guidance around your personal and professional development. You will be assigned a line manager from your capability area and they, alongside the TGDP graduate manager, can provide advice on any work issues that you wish to discuss. You will also be assigned a peer from a previous TGDP cohort to support you during your first few weeks in MI5. They can answer any questions you may have as a newcomer to the organisation.
This support network can be used for advice on matters ranging from the best ways to develop your skills and knowledge to talking through any feedback you receive or even how to tackle particularly tricky technical issues.
During the programme you will develop your skills and experience through a combination of on the job and formal training. You will follow a role specific training pathway. You will be training with other members of the programme and the majority of courses take place in our academy in central London.
Examples of training courses include:
Examples of funded training include:
In addition, further external and accredited training and qualifications may be funded by the organisation to support your future career with us. You will also be encouraged and supported to join any relevant professional bodies that will support your role. To help consolidate your learning there is also extensive on the job training. Your development doesn't stop at the end of the programme, in your subsequent roles MI5 may fund relevant additional training that will enable you to complete or further advance your professional qualifications and career aspirations.
To join the Technology Graduate Development Programme, you wil have a passion for technology and have (or be expecting) a 2:2 in any degree subject.
The nature of our work means you will need to be an articulate communicator with the ability to build strong working relationships with people at every level in MI5. With strong analytical skills and the confidence to challenge conventional thinking, you will combine honesty, integrity and resilience with sound judgement and the ability to take responsibility for your work.