What makes this work interesting?
Working for Britain’s intelligence services. Contributing to the well-being and security of Britain. Exposure to cutting-edge technology and using it creatively. Working alongside and sharing ideas with similar experts. Career paths on technical or management routes. Coaching and mentoring others. Getting a buzz from developing solutions that keep one step ahead of people who are trying to keep two steps ahead of you. Working in a growing team, in a totally unique working culture. Training and development opportunities. A friendly, helpful work environment. Continuous Personal Development plan with an established ‘Investor in People’. Support to study for professional qualifications, where applicable. Excellent conditions and benefits, including attractive pension options and competitive, annually reviewed salaries, plus flexible working policies.
GCHQ is a critical part of the UK’s intelligence and security service, working with MI5 and MI6 to counter threats to Britain. We are defined by our technology and use it to intercept and gather foreign signals intelligence, and to help protect the Government’s IT infrastructure. We house one of Europe’s most powerful computers, and employ some 1500 people in IT and related roles. We can be regarded as a technical power-house, deploying – and inventing – some of the world’s most advanced hardware and software solutions. If it exists, we’ll use it. If it doesn’t, we’ll create it. Even so, we have our work cut out to stay ahead of a world that’s determined to stay ahead of us.
We recruit into the following disciplines:
- IT Infrastructure Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
- Telecommunications Engineering
- Information Assurance
- Internet Analysis and Computer Network Operations
- Systems Engineering
- Communications R&D
- IT Service Management (help-desk)
We offer countless career paths and exceptional training and development opportunities at all levels. We are always interested to hear from people looking to build their career in this area.
You must be a British citizen with a good degree and/or postgraduate qualification in Computer Science or an IT-related subject, Electronics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Communications. Alternatively, a good HND/HNC with relevant work experience or significant experience, regardless of technical qualifications (for certain positions).