Job vacancies increasing for intelligence officers
Demand for intelligence officers is good and continuing to grow due to the need to protect cyber security and trade, and strengthen international relations.
According to the Census, 537 intelligence officers worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Demand best for intelligence officers with IT expertise
Demand for intelligence officers with expertise in information technology (IT) is continuing to grow due to advances in technology generating more cyber security threats.
Regular intakes in NZ Defence Force and NZ Police
The NZ Defence Force and NZ Police each hold one or more intakes a year for intelligence officers.
Applicants can register on the NZ Defence Force and NZ Police websites for these intakes.
Five key employers of intelligence officers
The five key employers of intelligence officers are:
- New Zealand Defence Force
- New Zealand Police
- Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB)
- New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS)
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Intelligence officers may also work for other government departments and private organisations, such as banks.