MI5 wants IT experts

MI5 is to recruit IT experts in software development, among other areas, in a campaign to add 500 new employees to the national security organisation.

MI5 is to recruit IT experts in software development, among other areas, in a campaign to add 500 new employees to the national security organisation.

The campaign, launched this week, will feature in high profile locations like rail and London Underground stations, with the aim of attracting prospective candidates that may have never thought of a career with the agency before.

In a section dedicated to IT vacancies on its careers website, MI5 is currently looking for database administrator support staff and software developers, particularly for Oracle products.

MI5 said IT was central to its work and that the new vacancies, including IT-based ones, would help during what “is a demanding time for us, with new systems being developed, new teams being set up and new ways of working being rolled out.”

“As well as supporting and upgrading existing systems, you could be delivering the next generation of systems to protect Britain from terrorist threats and espionage,” it said.

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