Employer profile


Updated: May, 2018

About GCHQ

As Britain’s signals intelligence agency, we are dedicated to protecting the British people, businesses and interests from a variety of threats – think terrorism, espionage, organised crime and cyber attacks. Using technical expertise and intelligence we work alongside MI5 and MI6 to keep the nation safe, secure and successful.

To achieve this, we rely on far more than our technical specialists alone. From Foreign Language Analysts to professionals in areas such as project management, procurement and human resources we employ a range of people with diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds. They have the ability to approach complex problems from different perspectives. What they share is a commitment to achieve GCHQ’s mission.

Students can take advantage of a variety of summer placements, including languages and maths, as well as Cyber Summer schools. Bursaries are also available to those who plan to, or already study a STEM subject at university. Along with our Higher Apprenticeships, graduate programmes and varied graduate careers there’s a whole host of ways to gain unique and invaluable experiences at GCHQ. We provide personalised training, mentoring and shadowing – and work with some of the country’s leading experts in their field.

At GCHQ we are proud of our mission and our people. Our working culture encourages open minds and attitudes and is supported by a welfare and benefits structure that enables our workforce to be at its best. From extensive training and development enabling employees to expand their skills, to the flexibility to explore different roles, tools and technologies, a career at GCHQ provides a unique opportunity for you to be supported to achieve your full potential.

Work sectors

public sector, law enforcement and security


Bude, Cheltenham, Greater Manchester, Harrogate, Lincolnshire, London, Scarborough

Contact details

[email protected]
Hubble Road
GL51 0EX
  • Times Top 100 Graduate Employer
  • Disability Confident Committed
  • ISE

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