Intelligence Analyst

At GCHQ, diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodivergent conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce


GCHQ will shortly be launching a recruitment campaign seeking Intelligence Analysts.

Do you enjoy problem solving and complex challenges? Do you have an interest in technology? Are you attracted to a role that challenges the way you think? GCHQ are offering you the exciting opportunity to be an Intelligence Analyst in Manchester or Cheltenham.

At GCHQ, we value your ability to learn and adapt to new challenges, we’ll invest in your skills, providing a full training and development programme led by tutors and mentors. We’ll support and encourage you every step of the way, helping  you to become part of our world-class intelligence analysis team.

To apply for this  role, you must be at least 18 years of age by 1st September 2022 and have  a minimum of  2 GCSEs (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language at Grade 4/C or above.

The application window for Intelligence Analyst roles will open in January 2022.

In the meantime, we encourage:

  • All those from an ethnic minority background *
  • Women (of any background) *

to   register their interest  in this forthcoming opportunity.

Those who register their interest will be invited to join one of our insight events to find out more about our Intelligence Analyst roles and gain insight into working at our unique organisation. We will be holding insight events in January; the dates and times of these events will be provided shortly. An email will be sent on the day which will contain the link you’ll need to join.

*Please note that we are confining registrations of interest to the above groups only, due to their current under-representation in our workforce. 

A registration of interest does  not  constitute a job application, nor will such registration have any bearing upon the recruitment process itself.

Any individuals who register their interest and who decide subsequently to apply for our Intelligence Analyst roles will need to complete an application form once the window for applications has opened.

Once the application window has opened, we will welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of their ethnic background, gender, disability, and/or any other characteristic(s).  All applications will be assessed solely on merit.

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