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About MI6

Company HQ location: Vauxhall, London

Industry: Public Sector

No of employees: 3500

Our company in a nutshell

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), often referred to outside the Service as MI6, has its iconic headquarters at Vauxhall Cross. Our mission is to provide Her Majesty's Government with a global covert capability.

We collect secret intelligence and mount operations overseas to prevent and detect serious crime, and promote and defend the national security and economic wellbeing of the United Kingdom. We work closely with the MI5 and GCHQ, and the secret nature of our work means we operate within a strict legal framework and report to government ministers. It takes people from a wide range of backgrounds with a variety of different skills to help counter the increasing number of threats to the UK. But they all share the same mission - to protect the country, its people and interests.

Life at MI6 for graduates

Our people are at the heart of our mission. We fulfil our operations in a number of ways - with the information our agents provide, the technical resources at our disposal and our close relationship with foreign intelligence and security services. These include The Security Service (MI5) and GCHQ, as well as other UK law enforcement agencies and government departments.

Join us and you'll discover an organisation that's constantly changing to meet evolving security needs. This means you'll also find plenty of opportunities to build on your skills and develop a rewarding and varied career that could take you into a number of different teams, both in the UK and abroad. Our Training Academy will ensure you have the right tools and skills to undertake a range of roles, and further specialist training will be available as required. A number of other corporate teams will make sure you're fully supported and developed throughout your career, and great like-minded colleagues will ensure your experience is enjoyable and fun.

Whether you're a linguist, a technical specialist, have good organisational and administrative skills or you have a natural interest in world affairs and the ability to understand what makes people tick, we could have a role for you.

Graduate roles with MI6 include titles such as:

Operational Officers

Science and Technology

Business Support Officers

Trades and Services

Corporate Services

Language Specialist