The Intelligence Agencies work together to help protect the UK from threats to national security. Think terror plots, cyber-attacks and criminal threats. It’s challenging, varied and meaningful work that you simply won’t find anywhere else.
About the programme
We understand that going to university is not for everyone. If you’re looking to start your career after secondary school or college, our unique Apprenticeship programme will offer you new challenges every day. Over the course of three years, you’ll enjoy exhilarating, hands-on work to help us build and maintain some of the world’s most advanced software technology – all the while working towards a BSc Honours degree.
The programme combines university accredited classroom and lab education, in state-of-the-art facilities with technical training, mentoring and job shadowing, research and development, and work-based placements and projects. You’ll get exposure to some of the world’s most cutting-edge technologies along with practical insights into the innovative ways we use them to keep our country safe.
It’s a unique opportunity where you’ll be a vital part of a team that ensures the UK Government can operate in cyber-space with confidence and stay ahead of the pace demanded by the evolving digital world. By collaborating with colleagues and working in teams, we build technology that helps catch criminals, expands and further advances our technical capability. Improving our ability to tackle threats to national security will be a big part of your exciting time with us.
You’re the kind of person who is fascinated by technology. You explore, create, take it apart and put it back together again. You know how to make an impact on the virtual world. It’s time to make a difference to the real world too.
To join this BSc Honours degree Apprenticeship, you’ll have (or are expecting to have) three A-Levels - two A-Levels at grade B or above and one A-Level at grade C or above. Two of the A-Levels need to be in either Science, Technology, Engineering or maths (STEM) subjects, or equivalent qualifications in STEM subjects.
Although an interest in programming and technology would be advantageous, it is not required, as you’ll have the opportunity to develop these skills on the Apprenticeship.
Our work is constantly evolving, and always challenging, giving you new opportunities to explore, with plenty of support provided throughout. Join us, and we’ll enable you to grow your skills and perform to the best of your abilities. And at the end of your Apprenticeship, you could be considered for full-time employment.
We particularly welcome applications from women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates.
To find out more and apply, please visit our website via the apply button.
To apply to MI5 you must be a born or naturalised British citizen and normally have lived in the UK for nine of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member, providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.