At School

“I’m not really sure what career I want yet, but I know I want to do something interesting and do the things I’m good at.  I hadn’t really thought about a career in intelligence. I’ve seen some movies about spies and some of the stuff they do – and all the technology they use. I’d definitely like to find out more about all this.” 

You don’t need to know right now exactly what kind of career you want. There is plenty of time.   

And there are lots of roles in the National Intelligence Community (NIC) to choose from.  

If you are still at school, some of the subjects you might want to consider are:  

  • Science 
  • Languages 
  • Engineering Studies 
  • Information and Digital Technology 
  • Legal Studies 
  • Software Design and Development 
  • History 
  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Society and Culture 

You also might want to take a look at the opportunities for students that are available in many NIC agencies. Some agencies offer different initiatives for school students including coding courses and interactive online programs.  

The work we do in the NIC is really varied and interesting. And there is lots of different types of work to choose from.  

There are a number of broad categories of work in the NIC.

Skills and Interests