In the NIC

“I’ve been working in the NIC for about five years in one agency and feel I could do with a change and explore some other roles. I know my agency is just one part of a bigger intelligence community but I’m not sure how my skills or experience would translate to another agency. I’m thinking that perhaps I could re-skill for another role in the intelligence community?” 

Sometimes it can be hard to work out how your skills might translate to another agency if you have been with one agency for a long time.

If you are not quite sure, often talking to your supervisor is a good place to start.  Many NIC agencies also offer short-term opportunities including secondments or temporary transfers which can provide a way for you to see what working in another agency is like.  Some agencies advertise these on their external careers' websites.

Some agencies also have talent registers where you can register your interest and outline what skills you would bring to a role.

You could also talk to your agency’s HR area about what opportunities there might be or what NIC wide mobility initiatives you might be able to access.  And sometimes, reaching out directly to people you know in another agency might provide you with an opportunity you didn’t even know was out there.

Try our skills match tool to see how your skills might match up with an agency that you might not have thought about before.

You never know where you might land!