Technical Interns Ref. 930
This is an excellent opportunity to improve your technical and analytical skills on an 11-week paid summer internship, working on live projects that help keep the UK safe.
Technology is at the heart of everything we do at MI5. You’ll be working with – and learning from – experienced and pioneering technical teams, often on projects you won’t find anywhere else. By the end of your internship, you’ll have made a direct impact on how we use technology to protect the UK from serious security threats. You’ll be based in one of five technical roles:
Combining problem-solving skills with an aptitude for working with technology, you’ll be a confident communicator, with the ability to explain technical concepts clearly to different audiences. In some areas you’ll need basic coding skills, while in others your logical approach, interest in data flows, or knowledge of computer security or computer forensics will be more important. With basic computer skills, you’ll be comfortable working at a computer for long periods and handling a range of written, numerical, image-based and audio data.
You must have, or will be expecting to receive at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent in a technology or wider STEM-related subject by autumn 2018. You should also be available to start permanent employment in autumn 2018. For the duration of the internship you must be able to live in or commute to central London.
To work for MI5, you must have lived in the UK for nine out of the last ten years. We may still consider you if, during that time, you served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty's Government, or if you studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents. You must also be aged 18 or above and be a born or naturalised British citizen, with one parent who is a British citizen or who has substantial ties to the UK.
Please ensure you follow all our guidance, read about our vetting process and check you meet our eligibility criteria before you apply. If you omit, conceal or offer misleading information during the recruitment process, we’ll view it very seriously.
After completing our pre-screening questions, if you meet our initial criteria you’ll begin your application by creating a personal account. You’ll set up a login with your full name, email address and a memorable password. Then you’ll complete an initial registration form, including contact details and equal opportunities monitoring information.
You’ll then complete the online application form. If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to a phone interview to explore your background and motivation to work for MI5. You may also be asked to take a Codility test. If you pass these, we’ll invite you to an assessment centre, which will involve both competency and technical interviews. Succeed at the assessment centre and we’ll invite you to a security interview with a vetting officer.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS)
The GIS is part of our commitment to the “Positive About Disabled People” scheme. If you have a disability, we’ll assess your application against our standard eligibility requirements and use it, along with your answers in the “Skills and Additional Information” section, to assess how far you meet the job specification. If you score the minimum points set, we’ll invite you to interview.
Discretion is vital. You should only discuss your application with either your partner or a close family member.
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