Entry Level Opportunities - Bude Ref. 1915

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IT, Science & Technical
Bude
£20,981 (including concessionary payment)
Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is offering you an exciting opportunity to join our organisation in one of our new entry level development programmes:

THE ROLES

TRAINEE DATA SPECIALIST

Love problem solving? Here’s where you can turn that passion into protecting the nation. As a Trainee Data Specialist, you’ll learn how to collect, monitor and assure data processing, providing the insight our analysts need to fight terrorism, cybercrime and serious crime. With advanced training, guidance and support, you’ll have everything you need to kick-start your data career at the forefront of intelligence.

Upon successful completion of an 18-month development programme, you’ll be placed in a team at one of our sites. If you’re asked to relocate after 18 months, you’ll be given assistance, in the form of relocation reimbursement costs, up to £1,000.

TRAINEE INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

Are you curious about Tech and want to work with Intelligence?  Here’s your chance to make a difference and turn that passion into protecting the nation. As a Trainee Intelligence Analyst, you’ll get a mix of classroom-based learning and on the job training. We’ll tailor a development programme to you, and you’ll soon discover ways to grow in knowledge, developing expertise in a range of technical skills from Network Analysis to Data Science. Determination and endless encouragement along with a willingness to learn will give you everything you need to kick-start your career at the forefront of intelligence.

TRAINEE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Are you an Innovator who has creative ability and relishes a challenge?  Here’s where you can turn that passion into protecting the nation. As a Trainee Software Developer, you’ll learn how to code across a variety of languages and technologies. Whether you bring development experience or not, what matters is that you’re ready to solve the unsolvable. With a training programme tailored to your needs along with a mentor to guide and support you, you’ll have everything you need to kick-start your career at the forefront of intelligence.

TRAINEE IT ENGINEER

A wizard with all things IT? Here’s where you can turn that passion into protecting the nation. As a Trainee IT Engineer, you’ll be providing a vital service to the nation’s security. From simple installations to fixing faults, performing upgrades and removing hardware at the end of its useful life, you’ll get involved in all kinds of projects. With  full training, guidance and support, you’ll have everything you need to kick-start your IT career at the forefront of intelligence.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 2 GCSE’s grade 5 or above (Maths and English), or equivalent.

You must also demonstrate evidence of:

•    A real enthusiasm and curiosity for learning and keeping up to date with technological advances.
•    Ability to communicate with others.
•    Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Although consideration will be given to your stated job preference, the final decision of which role candidates are placed in will be determined by GCHQ.

If you’re excited about working with us and think you have some of what we’re looking for but aren’t sure if you’re 100% there yet… back yourself and give it a go!
 
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

At GCHQ we’re proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes. As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential. With comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your needs and the requirements of your work, we’ll enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the very best of your abilities.

ABOUT US

As one of Britain’s intelligence agencies, we unlock the complex world of communications to keep our nation safe. We work closely with MI5 and MI6, our partners in the intelligence community, to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats. Think cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. It’s challenging, varied and meaningful work that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Equal Opportunities Statement

The UK Intelligence Agencies – MI5 / MI6 / GCHQ – 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.

SALARY

Salary of £20,981 (including concessionary payment).

LOCATION

Bude (located an hour’s journey from Exeter and Plymouth).

SELECTION PROCESS

To apply for this position, you must meet our nationality, residency and security requirements. You’ll find more details here.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we also guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for our roles.

You can familiarise yourself with the general competencies we use to assess the aptitude of candidates here.

Be prepared to dedicate 60-90 minutes to completing your application. We’re conscious this might be more time than you expected, so our system will allow you to save your application at any time and come back to it later. But remember to submit your full application before the closing date.

Once we’ve established that you meet our eligibility criteria, the next steps of this selection process are:

- Application Questions
- Personal interview*
- Drug test

*Interviews will be held in Bude.
    
If you successfully complete these stages, you’ll receive a job offer, conditional upon you completing our developed vetting (DV) process which enables you to obtain the level of security clearance required to perform this vital role.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.