Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a 007? As of autumn 2014 a group of school leavers will start on a new apprenticeship scheme with MI5, MI6 (the Secret Intelligence Service) and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters).
The two-year technical apprenticeship will provide the opportunity to get involved with real projects tackling organised crime, terrorism, cyber threats and counter espionage. You may not quite get your hands on an Aston Martin or jet pack, but the scheme involves work with the latest technology.
As well as time in the Cheltenham, and potentially also the London office, the scheme also offers funded university study for a Foundation Degree in Communication Systems, Security and Computing and a Level 4 Diploma in I.T. Professional Competence. A salary is also included, and there is a chance of a permanent job offer upon completion of the apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship is open to school leavers with three A-levels at grade C or above, with at least two of these in science, technology, engineering or mathematical (STEM) subjects.
The applications for the autumn 2014 intake is 9 December 2013. You can find out more at www.careersinbritishintelligence.co.uk
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