A career at MI5 is like no other. Not only is it rewarding and unique, but the variety is unlike anywhere else. Our employees have significant autonomy to manage their own careers and the opportunity to change jobs or business areas every two to three years. This variety together with our supportive and flexible working environment means most people who join MI5 stay for a substantial part of their careers.
You’ll work across a variety of departments, each one offering a range of roles, diverse challenges and direct insight into our fascinating work – everything from tackling cyber to countering terrorism. You could be organising critical meetings, managing information and records, booking travel, looking after visitors or providing essential support to our intelligence officers. Whatever the task, you’ll play a crucial part in ensuring our organisation runs smoothly.
A common misconception is that due to the nature of what we do, there is no work-life balance at MI5. However it’s important to us that staff maintain their personal commitments and home-life, so where operations allow MI5 also offers flexible working, giving staff more choice in their working pattern.
Plus, we’re not able to take our work home with us, so when you leave the office, you really are leaving your work behind too.