Technology Graduate Development Programme (2 years)

  • Full-time
  • Central London, £37,396

MI5 and MI6 are part of the UK’s Intelligence Services. We safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from threats including cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. Now’s your opportunity to join us. On our Technology Graduate Development Programme, you’ll help deliver results at the heart of national security: within a supportive, inclusive environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Technology plays an increasingly frontline role in our work. It’s why we’re looking for graduates with a passion for learning to join us at our Central London locations, where you’ll contribute to projects with real-world impact. You’ll have what it takes to become an innovator, ready to help shape the future of technology at MI5 and MI6. And with your positive attitude and enthusiasm for self-development, you’ll unlock your potential, work alongside technology experts, and kick-start your career.

Our Technology Graduate Development Programme is a structured two-year scheme, designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need to excel in our diverse technology community.

As part of the programme, you’ll need to select a specialism from the following:

Central London:

  • Security Engineer (MI5)
  • Software Engineering (MI6)
  • Information & Cyber Security (MI5)
  • Data Engineering (MI5 only)
  • Delivery Manager (MI5)

Whichever specialism you choose, you’ll enjoy an extensive combination of on-the-job and formal training. We’ll provide ongoing support to ensure you get the most out of the scheme, including mentorship and coaching and access to staff networks. And you’ll have every opportunity to develop, whether that’s taking on team-building activities such as challenges and presentations alongside your peers, or developing your personal and leadership skills. Plus, we’ll fund further external and accredited training and qualifications to support your future career.

The Technology Graduate Development Programme begins in Autumn 2024. To join, you’ll need a passion for technology and have (or be expecting) a 2:2 or above in your STEM degree by September 2024. You’ll also need to live in, or be able to commute to, Central London depending on the role. Successful candidates will receive a range of great benefits including a competitive salary, a generous training allowance that lasts the entire period of the scheme, and 25 days annual holiday.

The recruitment and vetting process can take up to nine months to complete. So, now is the perfect time to apply if you’re currently in the final year of your studies. Should you have a disability or long-term health condition, and want to discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make, simply let us know when you submit your application.


To find out more and apply, visit our website


At MI5 and MI6, 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, ages, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodivergent conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce such as women, those from an ethnic minority background, people with disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Find out more about our culture, working environment and diversity on our websites.

To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you will nonetheless be considered. 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. You can apply at the age of 17 years, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. 

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