Global intelligence
to protect the UK

At the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) – otherwise known as MI6 – our mission is clear. We work secretly overseas, developing foreign contacts and gathering intelligence that helps to make the UK safer and more prosperous. We help the UK identify and exploit opportunities as well as navigate risks to our national security, military effectiveness and economy. We work across the globe to counter terrorism, resolve international conflict and prevent the spread of nuclear and other non-conventional weapons. We are here to help protect the UK’s people, economy and interests.

Our mission

Global operations
to protect lives at home

Our global covert capability provides vital intelligence to protect UK national security, at home and overseas. Find out more about our mission.

Current threats

The risks we face
in the UK today

From counter terrorism and proliferation, to cyber security and recognising hostile threats, discover the threats we work against in an increasingly unpredictable world.


Do you have the potential
to work in a secret
intelligence organisation?

Our people come from many different backgrounds, but they all share the same ambition to work in a unique career that enables them to have an impact on protecting UK interests. Find out where you could fit in.