British spy agency going outside the Bond for new recruits


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A screengrab from the M16 ad to find new recruits.

But now, MI6 is looking for recruits who can think outside the box and who aren’t necessarily martini-swilling thugs.

Here is its first ad… MI6 is advertising in cinemas for new spies.

“I want everyone to know that, regardless of background, if you have the skills we need and share our values, there is a future for you in MI6.”
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“They may well be able to use a revolver. But that’s not really what we are looking for,” Younger said.

So said 007 supervillain Auric Goldfinger as he prepared to kill iconic British spy James Bond in a most agonizing manner.
In a new recruitment drive, the service is emphasizing that they’re not looking for 007 types.

Using movie theatre ads to reach beyond the old school ties where the agency has traditionally recruited, Younger — codename C — wants more women and ethnic minorities on Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

And the mood at MI6 — Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service — is much the same these days.

Younger said the spy agency has suffered from “groupthink.” She added that too many people who’d make stellar candidates are opting out of a career in espionage.


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Bond, I expect you to die.” “No, Mr.

He would not get into MI6,” spymaster Alex Younger said. “There is a perception out there that we want Daniel Craig, or Daniel Craig on steroids.

The ads mark the first time the service had advertised in cinemas.