posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 04:43 AM
Britain's MI6 intelligence agency, made famous/infamous in the fictional exploits of British SIS agent James Bond
, has broken a 96-year
protocol to publicly advertise for potential new recruits. The recruitment notice, with basic criteria, is posted on the agency's website.
The move follows intelligence failures on both sides of the Atlantic that gave no warnings of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States or this
year's July 7 bombings in London.
"Whether you feel that your strengths could lead you towards operations, intelligence analysis, management, data handling or security, whether you
have the skills to design high-tech gadgets or to deploy them in a hostile environment, SIS may have the career for you."
Candidates must be over 21 and British, have lived in Britain for five of the last 10 years and pass an "extensive security clearance process". They
should go to www.sis.gov.uk.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
It's likely and unsurprising that the UK would be beefing up her intelligence resources - human and otherwise - in response to the recent terror
attacks in London. I wonder if there were any undisclosed mass dismissals after intelligence failures surrounding that event. Things must be getting
desperate if MI6 has to resort to open advertisement for recruits on the www.
Whether aspiring secret agents are to report to 'M' or 'Q' is still unclear at this stage.
So...any British ATSers feel they're up to the task?
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[edit on 2005-10-13 by wecomeinpeace]