Highlighted Roles



You can join us if:

  • You are over the age of 17 years and 6 months (however if you are successful you will not be able to start work prior to your 18th birthday), and
  • You are a British citizen, and
  • One of your parents is a British citizen, or has substantial ties to the UK, and
  • You have been a resident in the UK for 8 of the last 10 years (however we will still consider your application if you have lived overseas with your parents, studied abroad or served overseas with HM Forces), and
  • You haven’t applied for the same role within the last 12 months. (You are, however, able to apply for a different role.)

Please note we are unable to accept your application if you are an undischarged bankrupt.



Security vetting

The security vetting process will begin if your initial application is successful and we ask you to come for an interview.

Vetting is so important because we need to be sure that all our people are reliable and trustworthy.

Everyone who works at HMGCC is security cleared to the very highest levels. When you join us you will have completed a comprehensive vetting process that can take between four and six months after you have been given your initial offer. It’s not long when you consider you could end up with a fantastic career for life.

If, after your application, you are asked for interview, you'll need to fill in the security forms. You will receive login details to complete your security forms online. There is a lot of personal information required in these forms so please start completing them as soon as possible to avoid any delays with your application. 

Please bring photographic I.D. with you when you come to any interviews or visits to site.

Application Process


Initial Screening

2-4 weeks after closing date

Selection Process

4 weeks after closing date

May include these stages. Dependent on role.


(If required)

Complete a personality questionnaire and security documents

Face to face / phone interview HR / Technical / Occupational Psychologist

We'll contact you in writing with our decision on your application

2-4 weeks after interview

Vetting interview & drug test.
Presentation on HMGCC

Candidate Acceptance

Vetting & vetting Decision

Decision in approximately three months

Contract signing

Induction & start date

Hints & Tips

Application stage:

  • Study the ‘Essential’ and ‘Desirable’ criteria for the position and answer all the questions on your application in full
  • Tailor your CV to show us how your skills match our job description
  • Don’t be afraid to shout about what you can do


Interview stage:

Before your interview, prepare in advance by looking at the job description advertised and thinking of examples of times when you have displayed these attributes to share with your interviewer. Each job will have specific competencies, so it’s definitely worth checking them out.

Part of our assessment process is that we ask you to attend a HR interview which assesses you against our core competencies; these are based on the following so as part of your preparation have a think of some examples of these too.  Remember, you can bring some notes in to your interview to use as a prompt.

Core Competencies

  • Leadership and People Management
  • Working with Others
  • Planning and Delivery
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Customer Orientation
  • Learning and Change
  • Problem Solving and Judgement


Drugs Test

We realise that some of our candidates may have experimented with drugs in the past and this need not be a bar to your application. However, taking illegal drugs, legal highs or psychoactive substances is incompatible with holding security clearance and we have a strict no drugs policy. You will be required to undergo a drugs test, that involves taking a very small hair sample, during the application process so you should adhere to our policy from the point of application onwards.

The point of application is the date you submit your application.


Vetting Stage

As previously mentioned, the vetting process is so important because we need to be sure that all our people are reliable and trustworthy.  Vetting does take a while to process and this can take 3 - 4 months depending on your personal circumstances although, please don't worry if it takes a little longer.   It might also feel a little intrusive at times but please be assured your information will be kept purely between the vetting officer and yourself.  Confidentially is at the forefront of the process.  If you have any questions about the vetting process, please feel free to ask us at any of the face to face stages in the process.