graduate scheme

Maths and Cryptography Specialists

Job description

Think Maths. Think Computer Science. Think GCHQ.

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

As a maths and cryptography specialist, you’ll take on a role like no other. You’ll work collaboratively in multiskilled teams and tackle unique, ever-changing problems. From algebra and probability to number theory, statistics and optimisation – your mathematical mind will help protect the UK. You’ll work across fascinating areas like cryptography, cryptanalysis network exploitation, cyber security, data science, machine learning, mathematical modelling, and more. Plus, you’ll be using some of Europe’s most powerful computers to impact on critical knowledge and key decisions.

What we are looking for

Naturally curious, with the ability to learn quickly, you’ll have a keen interest in technology. With on-the-job training and the chance to work with different teams across our world-class community – we’ll teach you the rest. In addition, we’ll make sure you always feel supported. And, we’ll offer the flexibility you need to find a healthy work/life balance.


Ideally, you’ll have a minimum 2:1 degree in a maths-related disciplines including (but not limited to), computer science, statistics or physics. You’ll love solving problems and adapting to new circumstances.

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • computer sciences and IT

Additional job details

£28,804 – £35,641

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 3 December 2019

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Closing date:  3 December 2019

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