Manchester: GCHQ, Application Masterclass Online event

This event is for: Year 13s interested in cyber security/STEM and looking for an apprenticeship.

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The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is one of the three UK Intelligence and Security Agencies, along with MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). Their mission is to keep Britain safe. 

By joining this Application Masterclass, you'll get insider knowledge and support on how to successfully apply for one of GCHQ's Cyber Security roles.

Find out more about GCHQ on their Company Page.


  • Introduction to GCHQ
  • Overview of the Intelligent Services
  • Insight into the wide range of roles within GCHQ
  • Understanding the security clearance process 
  • The career journey of a GCHQ apprentice
  • Top tips for the application and interview stages

Next steps

  • Register for this in-person event using your Uptree account. If you do not have an Uptree account, register here.
  • There are only 30 spaces available for this online event
  • Prioritisation will begin two weeks before the event: successful applicants will receive an invitation 1-2 weeks before the event. If you register after this time, you might not receive a response.


Any questions, please do contact us:

Fine print

Due to the regulations and security measures at GCHQ, anyone interested in future employment with the organisation must be a British citizen. Photographic identification will be checked on the day of the event by a member of GCHQ staff. Uptree will also need to send your date of birth ahead of you attending the event. This information will be sent securely and only used for this event.

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This is an online event and will be hosted via Zoom.

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