Technology Graduate Development Programme

Posted: 1 Dec 2020
Location: London
Closes: 1 Jan 2021
Reference: mi5/20201201105850

The TGDP programme

Over two years, you’ll gain a wide range of unique skills, knowledge and experience. It all starts off by getting to know other graduates. It’s a great way of building friendships and building your own confidence – all skills that’ll come in handy.

Once you’ve settled in, you’ll start the full programme. You can look forward to working collaboratively with different people on a variety of projects. Of course, you’ll enjoy plenty of on-the-job learning. We’ll also give you individual training, designed to meet your specific development needs. And, what’s more, we’ll support you all the way. That could include funding for relevant courses or professional qualifications to further your career. All so you can build a variety of skills on real-life projects that help protect the country.

What we’re looking for

You can choose to join either our Business or Specialist stream. The Business stream covers roles in Information Architecture, and you’ll need a genuine interest in technology, along with a degree in any subject. And the Specialist stream offers roles such as Covert Technical Operations Specialist. If you’re expecting a STEM-related degree, that’s exactly what we’re after.

But it’s not just about your technical knowledge. As a good communicator, you’ll know how to get on with different people. We’re also looking for your ability to analyse problems and try new approaches. Add an honest attitude and good judgement and we’ll teach you the rest.

What we offer

Great training, supportive colleagues and a range of real-life projects are just the start. You’ll also enjoy an excellent salary, great benefits and an amazing work-life balance. So, join a programme with a difference.

MI5 is an Equal Opportunities employer, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, candidates with a disability and LGBT+ candidates.

To find out more and apply, please visit our website.

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 protected person, citizenship of the Commonwealth, EEA nationality, or citizenship of the United States of America. If deceased, 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.


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