APPRENTICESHIPS AT MI5
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, which takes place from 3 – 9 February 2020, we are highlighting the opportunities available for apprenticeships in MI5 to learn and apply new skills whilst helping to keep the country safe.
This year's National Apprenticeship Week theme is 'Look Beyond' – encouraging people to explore opportunities outside of the normal routes to employment, and celebrate the value that apprentices can bring to the workplace. Modern apprenticeships can range from NVQs to Masters Degrees.
Have you considered an apprenticeship with MI5?
MI5 has been training apprentices since 2012, first as part of a tri-agency programme with SIS and GCHQ, and more recently within specific business areas in MI5. As our technical capabilities grow, so does the need for us to bring ambitious, technically-minded people into our workforce. Apprenticeships help us meet this need, and our current and previous apprenticeship schemes have been hugely successful.
A current apprentice on the Digital and Technology Solutions apprenticeship scheme yesterday said:
"Being part of the work that MI5 does is inspiring, and the range and depth of knowledge within the organisation has been extremely impressive"
What opportunities are available?
Last week, MI5 launched its first Cyber Apprenticeship Scheme, in which successful applicants will work alongside world-leading Cyber Security professional to protect the public from harm by dealing with Cyber threats. We are looking for dynamic people with an interest in technology, solving problems, and a thirst for learning new skills. Full details of this apprenticeship opportunity can be found here.
Further apprenticeship opportunities will be advertised here. The Infrastructure Engineer apprenticeship scheme will go live in April 2020, and the Software Engineer apprenticeship scheme will go live in September 2020.
Latest News from
Director General Ken McCallum makes first public address14/10/2020 15:15:15
MI5 Director General Ken McCallum addressed a group of journalists for the first time on 14 October, where he spoke about his top priorities and the current threat landscape.
MI5 Marks Black History Month 202005/10/2020 15:15:15
Throughout October, MI5 will again be marking Black History Month with a series of internal events in honour of Britain's African and Caribbean communities.
MI5 Proudly Supports National Inclusion Week29/09/2020 15:15:14
For the fifth year in a row, MI5 is joining in with celebrations of National Inclusion Week, as we celebrate our diverse workforce and reaffirm our commitment to be an inclusive employer.
MI5 issues apology to LGBT community for historical treatment21/04/2020 10:15:00
Director General Sir Andrew Parker has expressed "regret and shame" on behalf of MI5 for the organisation's historical treatment of the LGBT community.
MI5 Headquarters Lights up Blue For Carers20/04/2020 16:15:00
Thames House, the MI5 headquarters in Central London, joined many other buildings around the UK in lighting up blue in support of #ClapForOurCarers.
New Director General of MI5 appointed.30/03/2020 12:15:00
The Home Secretary has today (Monday 30 March) announced that Ken McCallum has been appointed as Director General of MI5. He will become MI5's eighteenth Director General and succeeds Sir Andrew Parker, who has been Director General since 2013 and retires in April.
International Women's Day: MI5's First Female Agent Runner06/03/2020 16:02:00
MI5 staff have been celebrating International Women's Day 2020 with a series of social events, panel conferences and inspirational talks to staff, leading up to Sunday 8 March.
The Queen Visits MI527/02/2020 15:15:15
MI5 was honoured to receive a visit from Her Majesty The Queen recently (25 February 2020), during which The Queen praised the "tireless work" and "remarkable resolve" shown by our officers in adapting to the changing nature of the threats we investigate, and keeping the country safe.