At GCHQ, we believe that success depends on great minds not thinking alike. Our work relies on the constant sharing of knowledge and the generation of fresh ideas. So we have a collaborative approach that recognises people’s individual strengths, respects their expertise and enables them to develop a variety of innovative solutions. Some of the people we recruit have years and years of experience in their field. Others join us straight from school or university, bringing with them raw talent that we can harness and nurture.
No matter where you’re based, you’ll find an atmosphere designed to encourage open minds and attitudes, supported by a welfare and benefits structure that enables you to be at your best. From extensive training and development that allows you to expand your skills, to the flexibility to explore different roles and the tools and technologies that enable you to do your job effectively, we’ll help you to achieve your full potential.
At our seven sites in Cheltenham, Bude, Harrogate, Scarborough, Manchester, London and Lincolnshire we offer flexible opportunities to develop a work pattern that suits your personal life, as well as a number of family-friendly policies such as childcare vouchers.
We're proud of what we do and we're immensely proud of our people. With exceptional welfare and support on offer, we'll do all we can to help you be your best- both in and out of work. We pride ourselves on our flexible working patterns and the wide range of health and support services available.
When you join us, you’ll find there is huge scope for you to develop both personally and professionally. Many of our roles are totally unique and, from day one, you’ll have access to specific training to bring you up to speed. As an established Investor in People (IIP), we not only offer extensive learning and development to support your specific role, but we also encourage our people to explore new opportunities, supported by appropriate training. It means you can build a long, rewarding and varied career at GCHQ. What’s more, if you have a specific interest or passion that’s related to what we do, we’ll do our best to help you explore it to the full. From a personal development plan, mentors and work placements, to links with academia, industry and professional partners, we’ll give you all the opportunities you need to succeed.
... we also encourage our people to explore new opportunities, supported by appropriate training...