I spy an amazing career
Published: 06 Nov 2015
If the media reports are true, Daniel Craig is hanging up the keys to the Aston Martin and saying goodbye to the 007 lifestyle.
So that means Hollywood will be looking for a new man – or how about a woman – to fill the secret-agent’s shoes. For those looking to be a Hollywood heartthrob, this could be the dream job.
But it also made me think about how great it would be to be a spy in real life. A quick search on MI6’s, aka the Secret Intelligence Service, website revealed that while Hollywood is in search of its next international man of mystery, the British Intelligence Agency is also looking for some fresh faces.
One of the vacancies is for an intelligence officer based in London.
The job description states: “As an intelligence officer your focus will be gathering, delivering and utilising intelligence. These are fascinating and unique roles. Whether working with government departments to identify the intelligence requirements, overseeing a targeting effort to develop an operation to gather the intelligence, meeting the agents overseas with access to the intelligence, or reporting the intelligence back to senior government ministers, you will be at the forefront of keeping this country safe and secure.”
Qualities that MI6 are looking for include achievement in an academy setting and work experience, the capability to operate with great levels of autonomy and an interest in foreign culture.
Those who get through the application process will be invited to attend a “testing session” in London where you will be tested to see whether you have some of the core skills and competencies essential for the role.
If James Bond films are at all accurate, this could be the ultimate dream job for those looking for an adventure.