GCHQ's Cheltenham building [Credit Crown Copyright. Reproduced with permission of Director GCHQ].

GCHQ launches student placement schemes

GCHQ has launched a new series of placement schemes that allow technology students to work inside the agency’s iconic ‘Doughnut’ building in Cheltenham.

Aimed at university students studying a relevant technical degree, the summer and industrial placement schemes will allow them to get paid whilst contributing to GCHQ’s work in one of their complex technical environments.

The initiatives will give students a chance to see into the workings of the UK’s signals intelligence agency whilst enabling them to both hone their skills and support GCHQ’s mission to combat a range of cyber and other threats to the UK’s national security.

Students will be able to work in one of five technical areas within GCHQ: Advanced Technology Research, Software Development, Computer Network Operations, Information Assurance or Systems Engineering.

By gaining experience the opportunity also exists for students to be considered for permanent roles at GCHQ.

To find out more about the schemes, or to apply, please visit http://www.gchq-careers.co.uk/index.html. Applications close on 17 August 2015.

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