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Be the next James Bond – MI6 are recruiting!

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So it seems SIS (aka MI6) are recruiting on a wide front!

If you look at their homepage, here you can see what types of careers are possible. Right now it seems they are recruiting for every kind of position!

But, is working for MI6 anywhere CLOSE to how it’s depicted in the Bond movies? If I apply, will I get to sip dry martinis in a casino with at least two beautiful ladies at my side? Will I get the niftiest and deadliest high-tech gadgets at my disposal? Will I get to throw my hat onto a hat rack with 100% precision?

Well… Checking the FAQ on the SIS homepage one can find this truly wonderful passage:

Q How realistic is the depiction of SIS in the James Bond films?

A James Bond, as Ian Fleming originally conceived him was based on reality. But any author needs to inject a level of glamour and excitement beyond reality in order to sell. By the time the filmmakers focused on Bond the gap between truth and fiction had already widened. Nevertheless, staff who join SIS can look forward to a career that will have moments when the gap narrows just a little and the certainty of a stimulating and rewarding career which, like Bond’s, will be in the service of their country.

Lovely! So the life of a spy IS truly exciting, at least at times!! Where do I sign up? Oh, I need to have at least one British parent… Darn…. :-(

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