How do you get into the field of intelligence?

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I am interested in starting a career in intelligence, and I have been looking at intelligence opportunities with the civil service (like MOD & Home Office) and civilian police staff intelligence roles.

I tend to satisfy the education requirements, most look for HNC and I have a DipHE. However, what lets me down is my lack of experience in the field as this seems to be a typical requirement on top of any education requirements. I have looked into other sectors that use intelligence analysts/officers like fraud investigation, but they too look for experience in intelligence.

Is there anyone who knows much about getting into this field? Entry opportunities that I might be missing, or a way 'in' that I could consider?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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(Original post by Stb1750)
I am interested in starting a career in intelligence, and I have been looking at intelligence opportunities with the civil service (like MOD & Home Office) and civilian police staff intelligence roles.

I tend to satisfy the education requirements, most look for HNC and I have a DipHE. However, what lets me down is my lack of experience in the field as this seems to be a typical requirement on top of any education requirements. I have looked into other sectors that use intelligence analysts/officers like fraud investigation, but they too look for experience in intelligence.

Is there anyone who knows much about getting into this field? Entry opportunities that I might be missing, or a way 'in' that I could consider?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Departments like NCA are extremely difficult to get into as they usually require PIP accreditation which is police specialist training and hence, usually ex police can only apply. They do advertise for roles without this experience but the application process is extremely long and drawn out.
There are intelligence/investigative roles in Criminal & Financial Investigations which is part of the Home Office and they are advertising at the minute on CS Jobs for EO roles, worth a try.
MoD is extremely difficult to get into for intelligence, think MI6 and its similar level of difficulty
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