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MI5 publishes internet quiz for wannabe spooks

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By John Glenday, Reporter

January 17, 2012 | 1 min read

MI5, Britain’s security service, has launched an online quiz to root out individuals who can help it protect the United Kingdom from threats to its national security.

The 15 minute recruitment test encourages wannabe spies to apply for a job as an intelligence officer with the agency whilst providing a realistic insight into what life is like behind the closed doors of the service.

A Whitehall figure behind the online test explained: “A career in the service is about brain not brawn, carefully piecing together vital intelligence to protect the UK.’

The test focuses on the mysterious withdrawal of a number of known spies from London with would be recruits tasked with piecing together clues from newspaper reports, file data and police reports to ascertain why.

Success will reward the participant with a link to the Security Service’s ‘how to apply’ website.

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