MI5 - Security Service

Video spotlight: working for MI5

MI5 safeguards the United Kingdom against threats to national security including terrorism, espionage and the spread of weapons of mass destruction. People from a range of backgrounds join us for stimulating and rewarding careers as Intelligence Officers, Mobile Surveillance Officers, posts in our IT and Language Units and across a range of other specialist and technical areas.

Watch the short film below to learn more about how our staff work together on investigations. For more information on the roles for which we are currently recruiting, visit our current jobs site.

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Find out more about being an Intelligence Officer at MI5. View Jasmine's short film or visit our 'Day in the Life' section for more case studies.

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Advice for applicants

Owing to the sensitivity of our work, we do not publicly disclose the identities of our staff. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member, providing that they are British. You should also make them aware of the importance of discretion.