Intelligence Data Analyst Registration of Interest Ref. 2944

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At GCHQ, we unlock the complex world of data and communications to keep the UK and its citizens safe, both in the real world and online. Working closely with our British Intelligence partners in MI5 and MI6, we protect the UK from threats including serious organised crime, terrorism, and cyber-attacks. A role in GCHQ means you’ll have varied and fascinating work in a supportive and encouraging environment that puts the emphasis on teamwork.

GCHQ will shortly be launching a recruitment campaign for Intelligence Data Analysts, located in Cheltenham.   

Analysts work at the very heart of our mission. You’ll support real-world events and have privileged insight - seeing behind the news headlines and contributing to work that really matters. Our analysts work in a rapidly changing technological environment, problem solving every day. No two days are the same here, but whatever the situation, you’ll be supported by your colleagues. You’ll work with bespoke technology, finding information from different places, including a high volume of data generated by many internet-connected devices. You’ll use your analytical skills to piece everything together and make sense of it.

At GCHQ, we value your ability to learn and adapt to new challenges, so we’ll invest in your skills, providing a full training and development programme led by tutors and mentors. We’ll support and encourage you, every step of the way, helping  you to become part of our world-class intelligence data analysis team.

This role is open to those with or without a degree. All you need is a Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) qualification in English Language and Maths at Grade 4/C or above - it’s your skills and mindset that are key. If you do have a degree or another higher qualification, you can still apply and you’ll be just as engaged with exciting work you’ll not find anywhere else – your qualifications are just the starting point!

The application window for  Intelligence Data Analysts will open at 10.00am on Monday 26 June 2023. In the meantime, we encourage:  

  •          All those from an ethnic minority background *
  •          Women (of any background) *

to  register their interest  in this forthcoming opportunity. 

As part of the registration of interest, you’ll be invited to some online events prior to the campaign opening. These will be virtual events where you can find out more about our organisation and the role. We’re also offering a skills event which will provide general tips about completing a job application, preparing for interview etc. These events will last for approximately 1 hour and will take place on: 

Virtual Events

Wednesday 21 June 2023 (at 1pm and 6pm)

Skills Event

Friday 23 June 2023

 *Please note that we are confining registrations of interest to the above groups only, due to their current under-representation in our workforce.

A registration of interest does  not  constitute a job application, nor will such registration have any bearing upon the recruitment process itself. 

Any individuals who register their interest and who decide subsequently to apply for our Intelligence Data Analyst roles  will need to complete an application form once the window for applications has opened.  

Once the application window has opened, we will welcome applications from all candidates,  regardless of their ethnic background, gender, disability, and/or any other characteristic(s).  All applications will be assessed solely on merit.   

Register your interest here.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.