MI6 not-so-secret service website seeks to recruit spies

The UK’s secret intelligence service, whose very existance would have been denied just 10 years ago, has launched a multilingual website which includes careers information for anyone wishing to join the spy game.

For security reasons the site is not interactive, but its careers section includes five subsections and details the career opportunities in operational departments, administrative posts and the scientific and technical section.

“SIS is currently recruiting at all grades,” it says. “Gathering secret intelligence to advance Britain’s national interests in a rapidly changing and demanding international environment calls for staff who thrive on challenge and who are not afraid to take well-calculated decisions under pressure.

The site  describes the service as having a ‘family atmosphere’, and details training and career development opportunities to appointees.

It also spells out the nationality qualifications and warns of the extensive security clearance procedures that candidates will have to pass.

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