Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ex-bankers sign up as real-life James Bonds

MI6 is recruiting former bankers in the City of London as the intelligence agency seeks out a new generation of spies.

The financial crisis has proved fertile ground for the British Secret Intelligence Service, with some well-travelled and well-heeled individuals turning away from banking in favour of serving their country.

Despite the pay cut, the service is able to play on its James Bond image of glamour and sophistication and offers the opportunity to travel to far-flung destinations in its intelligence-gathering role.

MI6's head of recruitment, who likes to be known simply as "John," said there had been "a lot of people in the city applying to join us" in the past 18 months.

Vancouver Sun

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