MI5 Proudly Supports Pride
MI5 was proud to fly the rainbow flag over Thames House in support of Pride in London last weekend. MI5 is recognised as one of the UK's most inclusive LGBT+ employers, consistently ranking within the top 10 employers in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index over the past five years, as well as being named Employer of the Year at the British LGBT Awards in 2018.
Director General Andrew Parker recently said:
MI5 is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. A diverse and thriving workforce helps us keep the country safe. Flying the rainbow flag is an outward sign of our commitment to fostering a working environment in which everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential, making MI5 stronger.
Visit our diversity pages for more information.
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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.
ITV Documentary – 'Inside MI5'27/02/2020 14:51:00
A documentary showing what life is like for those who work at MI5 will be shown tonight (Thursday 27 February) on ITV1.
APPRENTICESHIPS AT MI504/02/2020 12:15:00
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.
Director General Statement on Streatham Attack03/02/2020 16:38:00
Yesterday we witnessed another abhorrent terror attack on the streets of our capital.