Anyone want a job at GCHQ

#1
LINK:
http://www.totaljobs.com/CompanySearch/CompanyVacancies.aspx?Keywords=&CompanyId=135934&Directory=1



Various roles to include: IT Infrastructure Engineers, Software Engineers, Systems Engineers, IT Services Management, Telecommunications & Electrical Engineers, Information Assurance Specialists, Project Managers; Internet Operations Analysts; Communications R&D.

GCHQ is the technical partner of the UK’s intelligence and security service, working with MI5 and MI6 to counter threats to Britain. We can be regarded as a technical power-house, deploying – and inventing – some of the world’s most advanced hardware and software solutions. If it exists, we’ll use it. If it doesn’t, we’ll find a solution.

One thing that strikes new starters – apart from the interesting work and range of career pathways - is how friendly and helpful everyone is. We want you to do well, and that means supporting you fully with training and development opportunities.

Wherever you find yourself, you can be sure of rewards that reflect your input and progress. As a Civil Service organisation, we offer excellent conditions and benefits, including attractive pension options and competitive, annually reviewed salaries.

You must be a British citizen with a good degree and/or postgraduate qualification in Computer Science or an IT-related subject, Electronics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Communications. Alternatively, a good HND/HNC with relevant work experience or significant experience, regardless of technical qualifications (for certain positions).

Click here to view all current vacancies.
 
#3
I think you might find your self outsourced to EDS in some of these posts, hence the recruitment drive.
 
#4
Baldrick66 said:- I think you might find your self outsourced to EDS in some of these posts, hence the recruitment drive.


EDS? hmmmm that's the firm owned by the multi-millionaire, ex- US Presidential candidate, Ross Perot.
The devout Texan bible basher who fires his staff if they don't wear a white shirt and a tie. The same bloke who fires people who have an office flirt... and other trivia.

EDS are a f*****g joke. Find ONE Government contract they have ever completed, on time, within budget.
 

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#5
Plus its not easy finding cheap housing down around Cheltenham!
 
#7
12volts said:
EDS are a f*****g joke. Find ONE Government contract they have ever completed, on time, within budget.
Hence the word of warning! Latest rumour on the Government outsourcing list is that GCHQ is next and EDS is the lead for prime contractor........... AGAIN!
Also on the rumour mill is that any bid they make will be under their new parent company name of HP.
 
#9
ugly said:
Plus its not easy finding cheap housing down around Cheltenham!
Try Gloucester or Tewkesbury, its cheaper, thats if your pikey enough :D

GCHQ = 'Funny Farm', there are some real feckin wierdos working there.
 
#11
12volts said:
Baldrick66 said:- I think you might find your self outsourced to EDS in some of these posts, hence the recruitment drive.


EDS? hmmmm that's the firm owned by the multi-millionaire, ex- US Presidential candidate, Ross Perot.
The devout Texan bible basher who fires his staff if they don't wear a white shirt and a tie. The same bloke who fires people who have an office flirt... and other trivia.

EDS are a f*****g joke. Find ONE Government contract they have ever completed, on time, within budget.
I couldnt agree more - EDS do the IT where I work and they are gobsmackingly incompetent.

As for working at GCHQ, no thank you very much - It is like a giant playbarn for spazzy academics who fear and loathe the real world.

OneEye
 
#12
OneEyePI said:
12volts said:
Baldrick66 said:- I think you might find your self outsourced to EDS in some of these posts, hence the recruitment drive.


EDS? hmmmm that's the firm owned by the multi-millionaire, ex- US Presidential candidate, Ross Perot.
The devout Texan bible basher who fires his staff if they don't wear a white shirt and a tie. The same bloke who fires people who have an office flirt... and other trivia.

EDS are a f*****g joke. Find ONE Government contract they have ever completed, on time, within budget.
I couldnt agree more - EDS do the IT where I work and they are gobsmackingly incompetent.

As for working at GCHQ, no thank you very much - It is like a giant playbarn for spazzy academics who fear and loathe the real world.

OneEye
You should go to DGC/DGIA/ICG (they rename the place weekly!) in Feltham.....it's no better there!
 
#13
smudge67 said:
OneEyePI said:
12volts said:
Baldrick66 said:- I think you might find your self outsourced to EDS in some of these posts, hence the recruitment drive.


EDS? hmmmm that's the firm owned by the multi-millionaire, ex- US Presidential candidate, Ross Perot.
The devout Texan bible basher who fires his staff if they don't wear a white shirt and a tie. The same bloke who fires people who have an office flirt... and other trivia.

EDS are a f*****g joke. Find ONE Government contract they have ever completed, on time, within budget.
I couldnt agree more - EDS do the IT where I work and they are gobsmackingly incompetent.

As for working at GCHQ, no thank you very much - It is like a giant playbarn for spazzy academics who fear and loathe the real world.

OneEye
You should go to DGC/DGIA/ICG (they rename the place weekly!) in Feltham.....it's no better there!
I have almost daily contact with ICG HQ, and I agree!
 

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#14
Baldrick66 said:
12volts said:
EDS are a f*****g joke. Find ONE Government contract they have ever completed, on time, within budget.
Hence the word of warning! Latest rumour on the Government outsourcing list is that GCHQ is next and EDS is the lead for prime contractor........... AGAIN!
Also on the rumour mill is that any bid they make will be under their new parent company name of HP.
Bit saucy :boogie:

or have just taken the bite?
 
#16
lots of opinions from people who I suspect have never worked for the Org. having said that I don't buy their 'one big happy family' cr@p.
 
#17
OneEyePI said:
12volts said:
Baldrick66 said:- I think you might find your self outsourced to EDS in some of these posts, hence the recruitment drive.


EDS? hmmmm that's the firm owned by the multi-millionaire, ex- US Presidential candidate, Ross Perot.
The devout Texan bible basher who fires his staff if they don't wear a white shirt and a tie. The same bloke who fires people who have an office flirt... and other trivia.

EDS are a f*****g joke. Find ONE Government contract they have ever completed, on time, within budget.
I couldnt agree more - EDS do the IT where I work and they are gobsmackingly incompetent.

As for working at GCHQ, no thank you very much - It is like a giant playbarn for spazzy academics who fear and loathe the real world.

OneEye
Oh dear .... failed the tests, did we? Have to opt for second best and a lifetime spent squinting through the novelty spectacles, did we?

Or did some bird from the GL50 area fail to sucumb to your gripping tales of point mensuration?


OaC
 
#18
OaC

I've a large number of friends who have worked or are still working for EDS both in the UK and US. A lot of them are staff outsourced to EDS through NHS and DII contracts. I have also had the misfortune to work along side EDS in various projects. As individuals they employ some excellent engineers, who are continually hamstrung by incompetent Service Managers whose attitude seems to be 'do just enough and no more to ensure the customer has to pay extra' EDS is a business and there to make money, however they could at least deliver what they promise to the customer and more to the point treat their staff as human beings rather than assets! I've had more than my fill of horror stories from friends and witnessed enough to know that EDS like it's founder are Cowboys at best and conmen at worst!
 
#19
Old_and_Cold said:
Oh dear .... failed the tests, did we? Have to opt for second best and a lifetime spent squinting through the novelty spectacles, did we?

Or did some bird from the GL50 area fail to sucumb to your gripping tales of point mensuration?


OaC
Neither. Passed the tests, worked there and at the place near Lincoln.

So sorry, but I'm not interested in bandying wnak "my trade is better than yours" insults, so do one.

OneEye
 
#20
12volts said:
EDS are a f*****g joke.
Well, they are really good at drawing up contracts that allow them to charge the agreed fees, while making it massively difficult for their customer to get compensation when they don't deliver.
 

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