graduate scheme
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Business Enablers Entry Scheme (BEEs)

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

It takes many different bees to protect the hive.

At MI5, we protect the UK from all sorts of threats – from terrorism, through to cyber-attacks. It means we have really rewarding careers that rely on people with varied backgrounds, ages and skills – just like our Business Enabler role. Whether you’ve just graduated or want a career change, you’ll develop your skills, have a hugely positive impact and be at the heart of what we do.

When you join, you won’t be rotated around different departments. Instead, your first post will last for either two or three years and you’ll be based in fascinating areas like Finance, Legal, Information Management, HR, Project Management, Compliance, Recruitment, Policy, and Data Management. (And that’s just to name a few.) This’ll help you to gain a variety of experience, build relationships and find the area that suits you best. You’ll get lots of interesting insights, all while supporting our teams to run smoothly. And while you’ll be employed by MI5, you might have opportunities to also work with MI6 and GCHQ.

At MI5 diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodiverse conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce.

To find out more and apply, click Apply button.

What we are looking for

There’s no one ‘type’ of person we’re after. We’re interested in all the things that make you, you. If you have (or are expecting) a 2:2 degree in any subject, or relevant work experience, we can teach you everything you need to know. You’ll also need to be good at communicating with people, enjoy working in a team and have great organisational skills. And it’s important that you’re keen to learn. No matter your experience or background, you’ll go on an induction, have your own mentor and plenty of training.

To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. One of your parents must be a British Citizen or must have one of the nationalities or citizenships from one of the following: British Overseas Territory, British Subject, British National (Overseas), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, citizenship of a country in the Commonwealth, citizenship of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), or citizenship of the United States of America (USA). If deceased, they should have had such citizenship or nationality before death. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you will nonetheless be considered. If successful, you will not normally be required to give up your non-British citizenship but, as a condition of your employment or secondment, MI5 may impose restrictions on your postings, work travel and/or general use of that nationality. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. Each case will be carefully considered on its own facts. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside of the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the Applying section. 

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


salary rising to £36,053 after oneyear

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How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 11 October 2021

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Closing date:  11 October 2021

Expires17 days

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