Joining MI6 as an intelligence Officer is your opportunity to follow a unique career in a world that’s all about people.
Welcome to the human side of global intelligence
MI6 works to promote and protect the UK’s national interests in the UK and overseas by ensuring our government has the information it needs. Our world is centred round trust and relationships. There are complex beliefs and motivations at play – and the actions of individuals can genuinely influence global events.
Because we bring a very human approach to gathering secret overseas intelligence, our work is all about people. This is a place where qualities like creativity, insight, curiosity, empathy and intuition are valued just as highly as intellectual ability and analytical, logical thinking. We’re a team with a passion for global affairs and other cultures, countries and languages – and a fascination with human nature.
In today’s world, intelligence is drawn from sources as diverse as satellites and seismic sensors, social media and SMS. Yet human intelligence, gathered in the field, will always have immense significance and value. As an Intelligence Officer you could play a wide range of roles at the heart of our work – from analysing intelligence to planning operations to working in the field overseas.
We’re looking for a record of professional achievement, complemented by a wide range of life experiences too. People skills are a must to complement your analytical ability and interest in world events. You’ll be looking for a role that stretches your abilities and gives you a sense of genuine achievement and pride.
Our roles are as individual as you are, find out more by visiting our website (embed: https://www.sis.gov.uk/intelligence-officers.html
To apply to MI6 you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 21 years old and normally have been based in the UK for the majority of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.
MI6 strives for diversity in the workplace and is committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability.