GCHQ is a key part of the UK’s intelligence and security service, working with MI5 and MI6 to counter threats to Britain. GCHQ’s work is quite distinct from our partner agencies, and falls into two key areas: Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance. Our customers include government agencies and commercial organisations. We employ over 5,000 people, most of these are based at our HQ in Cheltenham.
Our satellite ground station is based in Bude. If you hate traffic and love the countryside, then this small seaside resort in North Cornwall is the place for you. With some of the best surfing beaches in the UK, Bude’s spectacular coastline has earned if the status as a designated area of outstanding beauty.
Our work might be secret, but that doesn’t mean we work in silence or alone! One thing that strikes new starters is how friendly and helpful everyone is.
We want you to do well, and that means supporting you fully with training and development opportunities. We’re an established ‘Investor in People’, and all of our people have access to an individual Continuous Personal Development plan, and support – where applicable – to study for professional qualifications.
Our Bude station has a fitness centre, on-site parking and various social activities.
A Civil Service organisation, we offer excellent conditions and benefits, including attractive pension options and competitive salaries, plus life-friendly flexible working.
Starting Salary £19,043
Graduate PlacesNot specified
Apprenticeship Places 2
Number of Employees 5000