I spy... a job opportunity in Yorkshire

COMMUNICATIONS agency GCHQ is seeking bright school leavers to staff two bases in Yorkshire.

GCHQ has a base in Scarborough

Cheltenham-based General Communications HQ, which combats terrorism and online threats, is recruiting trainee technical analysts and computer security specialists for bases in Scarborough and Harrogate.

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Anyone wanting to apply must have at least five GCSEs, including maths. Salaries start at £17,365 and vetting is thorough.

The advert for the trainee analyst posts states: “Once you’ve completed our development programme in Bude, Scarborough, Harrogate or Lincolnshire you’ll be ready to develop your career in a role at any of our UK sites.”

A GCHQ spokesman said: “We’re always after those with the right technical and analytic capability to help GCHQ in its key missions to protect the UK from a range of threats.”