Friday, 28 October 2011
Government intelligence agency GCHQ has launched a new recruitment drive aimed at finding new staff locally from the talent pools in Cheltenham, where it is based, and nearby Gloucester.
The agency has placed print and online recruitment adverts with the local newspaper, the Gloucester Echo, which call for highly-qualified and highly-skilled technical workers. The recruits would be charged with working with some of the nation's most important and sensitive information.
Among the positions advertised are a cyber security specialist and senior cyber security specialist, which will require people with advanced knowledge and intuition about the workings of the online world.
The advert states, "In a game where our adversaries operate with no rules and unknown boundary lines, you will be exploring the possibilities and inventing the seemingly impossible."
The highest salary for the roles on offer is £39,482 for a 'mathematics and crypt security professional'. Graduate software engineers can expect a healthy starting wage of £25,446.
Geoff Newman from web recruitment agency RecruitmentGenius.com believes this is excellent news for graduates around Cheltenham and Gloucester.
“Its great that a major employer is continuing to offer talented graduates a stimulating job that would only tend to be found in London and South East. The jobs will also reward and encourage maths graduates which are sadly lacking.”