Technical Apprenticeship

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Joining the 'Intelligence Academy' you'll be working with MI6, GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) and MI5 (Security Service) - this is a Technical Apprenticeship like no other.  With us, you'll be learning about - and working with - some of the best and most cutting edge technology, and because our work is constantly evolving, it's always challenging - giving you plenty of opportunities to explore.  Not only that, but you'll be earning a salary and gaining a unique insight into the world that you won't find on any university course.

Here you'll make a real contribution to the mission of the Intelligence Services to tackle cyber threats, terrorism, counter espionage and organised crime.  You'll be supported throughout this two year programme, with a combination of university delivered education, specific technical training and work based placements and projects.  In your first year you will be based in Cheltenham and in your second year either London or Cheltenham.  After successful completion of your apprenticeship, you'll gain a Foundation Degree in Communications Systems, Security and Computing and a Level 4 Diploma in IT Professional Competence.

You must have or be expecting three A levels at grade C or above, and two of these A levels must be in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematical (STEM) subjects. Or equivalent qualifications in a STEM related subject.

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