Your STEM degree could help MI5 and MI6 protect the UK

Locations: Greater Manchester and Central London

Working pattern: Two-year programme, Full-time

Salary: £37,396 London

£35,283 Manchester

MI5 and MI6 are part of the UK’s Intelligence Services. We safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from threats including cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. Now’s your opportunity to join us.

Designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience you need to excel in our technology community, the two-year programme will consist of a combination of on-the-job and formal training. Whichever specialism you choose, you’ll work on unique, real-world projects and be part of discovering and delivering innovative solutions that will help protect the UK. And every step of the way, you’ll be supported by and learn from technology experts, whilst being encouraged to share your insights and perspectives.

We know technology plays a cruicial and increasingly frontline role in safeguarding our nation. So, whether you have a specific skill set or are looking to try something new, we are keen to find people with a positive attitude to change and an enthusiasm to learn.

As part of the programme, you’ll need to select a specialism from the following:

Central London:

  • Security Engineer (MI5)
  • Software Engineering (MI6)
  • Information & Cyber Security (MI5)
  • Data Engineering (MI5 only)
  • Delivery Manager (MI5)

Greater Manchester:

  • Business Analysis (MI5)
  • Software Engineering (MI5)
  • Data Science and Machine Learning (MI5)

The programme begins in Autumn 2024. So, if you have (or are expecting) a 2:2 or above in your STEM degree by September 2024, you can now register your interest. You’ll also need to live in, or be able to commute to, Greater Manchester or Central London.

In return, you’ll receive a range of great benefits including a competitive salary, a generous training allowance that lasts the entire period of the scheme, and 25 days annual holiday. Plus, you’ll be given all the support and empowerment you need to build a fulfilling career with us.

The application window for the Technology Graduate Development Programme will open on 9th October 2023.

In the meantime, we encourage:

  • All those from an ethnic minority background
  • Women from any ethnic background

To register their interest in this forthcoming opportunity*

Please note that a registration of interest does not constitute a job application, nor will such registration have any bearing upon the recruitment process itself. Any individuals who register their interest and who decide subsequently to apply for the Technology Graduate Development Programme will need to complete an application form once the window for applications has opened.

*We are confining registrations of interest to these groups only, due to their current under-representation in our workforce. Once the application window has opened, we welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of their ethnic background, gender, disability and/or any other characteristic(s). Please check our nationality eligibility criteria requirements.

All applications will be assessed solely on merit.

Register your interest using the 'Apply Now' button below.

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