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Early Careers

Keeping your options open

Once you’ve left school, college or uni, you have so many career options. You might want to go straight into paid employment, or you might want to take on a degree apprenticeship. Either way, we’ve got options to suit you. Find out more about what’s on offer and what’s in it for you.

Degree apprenticeships

Join GCHQ, work on real-life projects and earn a degree along the way

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Student Bursary

Get the financial support to help you study and develop your skills.

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Summer Placements

Spend your summer learning new skills and getting plenty of unique insights.

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There’s a real buzz when everyone’s working together."
Malika
Developer

I did a degree in Maths and Physics and I always thought I’d go on to study for a PhD. But after going on the Cyber Insights Summer School, I knew I wanted to develop a career at GCHQ. It just felt like the right thing to do. Now I’m in my role, it’s so much more varied than I ever expected. I essentially write code to help us solve complex problems, but as the problems evolve, so does my job! There’s a real buzz when everyone is working together to find a solution. And it’s such an inspiration to work alongside such exceptional people.