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What does an NCA officer do?
NCA officers work at the forefront of law enforcement, building the best possible intelligence picture of serious and organised crime threats, relentlessly pursuing the most serious and dangerous offenders and developing and delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of law enforcement and other partners.
How long do NCA pre-employment checks take?
3-10 weeks after commencing pre-employment checks.
What is NCA vetting?
All NCA Officers must hold a minimum national security clearance (SC) however some roles will require clearance up to developed vetting (DV) level. This involves interviews with you and your referees. Security vetting can be intrusive depending on the nature of clearance you require for the role you are applying for.
Is NCA like the FBI?
It was established in 2013 as a non-ministerial government department, replacing the Serious Organised Crime Agency and absorbing the formerly separate Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) as one of its commands. Like its predecessor SOCA, the NCA has been dubbed the “British FBI” by the media.
What qualifications do you need to work in the NCA?
Any essential requirements for specific NCA posts will be listed in the job specification and advert. There is no upper age limit to becoming an NCA officer, but you must be at least 18 years old. As long as you’re fit enough and have the skills and experience we’re looking for then age isn’t a barrier.
Can you be an intelligence officer without a degree?
While MI6 doesn’t advertise any graduate schemes or development programmes, you do need a degree to be considered for the role of intelligence officer. It’s a job that involves gathering, delivering and using intelligence that contributes to the security of the nation.
Can anyone join the NCA?
There is no upper age limit to becoming an NCA officer, but you must be at least 18 years old. As long as you’re fit enough and have the skills and experience we’re looking for then age isn’t a barrier. You must meet Civil Service nationality standards to join the NCA.
Can you join the NCA with a criminal record?
The NCA Vetting Unit not only completes National Security Vetting (SC&DV), but also our own NCA Standards checks which assess the risk from criminality. We will not normally consider applications from anyone with criminal convictions or cautions.
How long is NCA vetting?
All paperwork received by the NCA vetting unit must include the name of an NCA sponsor. How long will it take for my clearance to be processed? The average turnaround of routine clearances from receipt of correct paperwork to confirmation of either NCA standards or NSV is 3 months.
What is the UK’s FBI?
The Secret Intelligence Service, often known as MI6, collects Britain’s foreign intelligence. It provides the government with a global covert capability to promote and defend the national security and economic well-being of the country.
Is there FBI in Canada?
CSIS is Canada’s lead agency on national security matters and for conducting national security investigations and security intelligence collection. CSIS collects, analyzes intelligence, advises the Government of Canada on issues and activities that may threaten the security of Canada and its citizens.
Is the NCA a good place to work?
A good place to work to gain law enforcement experience A diverse workforce and an envrionment that embraces varying work patterns. The training opportunities are good and career progression possible for those seeking advancement.