GCHQ, MI5 and MI6
Locations: London and Cheltenham
£30,200 - £34,400
A word to the wise.
At GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, we work together to protect the UK. GCHQ focuses on intelligence and cyber technology, MI5 works to protect the UK against terrorism, espionage and cyber threats, and MI6 work overseas to gather intelligence. While we all have slightly different specialisms, one thing remains the same – the vitally important work our Mandarin Linguists do.
As a Mandarin Linguist, you’ll be at the heart of an operational team. It’s incredibly challenging and rewarding work, where you’ll translate unique materials and provide intelligence insights. Your skills and opinions will help us tell the whole story and make the right operational decisions.
Your work will be incredibly important, but you’ll never shoulder the responsibility alone. Every team is really collaborative and supportive, and everyone will be there to lend a hand to help out.
Protecting the UK is a joint effort. Even through GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 all specialise in different areas, we all work together to keep the country safe. Which means you’ll have the chance to work across the UK intelligence industry and have an even bigger impact. No matter which agency you work for, we’ll invest in you and continually develop your skills with exceptional training.
While we’re after people who can confidently read and translate Mandarin, you don’t need a degree. We just need you to have a great understanding of the language, the ability to translate into well drafted English and good knowledge of Chinese culture. Plus, you’ll need to bring an analytical, curious mindset to your work. We’re after your potential - we’ll teach you the rest.
Use your skills to give a word to the wise.
To apply, please click here.