Finance/Commercial Internship Ref. 2164

Disability confident leaderSocial Mobility EmployerThe Prince's Responsible Business

Apprentices and Interns
Cheltenham, Central London

At MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, we are looking for dedicated and motivated undergraduates who are keen to add value within a team and organisation where it matters most.
The UK Intelligence Agencies work together to keep the country safe. Behind the scenes there are exceptional Finance and Procurement teams providing seamless support to enable our mission. Working within a diverse and supportive team, it’s here that essential services are provided to the wider organisation to allow us all to successfully protect the UK. A chance to work in an environment like no other, we will provide you with the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to projects and day to day work as an integrated member of our team. You will apply your skills and knowledge, whilst enhancing your development and adding value to your university course.
So, particularly if you’re studying Business Studies, Law, Economics, Finance, Accountancy, Mathematics, or any subject relating to the above, we would welcome your interest. If you’re not studying one of these subjects, but our organisations have stimulated your interest, we would still be interested to hear from you too.
Below is a link to both of these opportunities, which offer more information and how to apply:

Please note we are no longer accepting applications to the Finance Student Scheme.

Finance Student Scheme

Procurement Student Scheme


Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application.  Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the How to Apply section on our website.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or naturalised British citizen and one of your parents must be a British citizen or have substantial ties to the UK. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for 7 out of the last 10 years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty's Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday.

Equal Opportunities

The UK Intelligence Agencies / MI5 / MI6 / GCHQ are Equal Opportunities employers, committed to reflecting the society we protect.  Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.

Offer of Interview
As a Disability Confident Leader employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. This is known as Offer an Interview.

Please be aware that we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date once a certain number of applications have been received. Please be mindful on this and submit your application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.