As a Business Analyst I act as the link between the business units and IT, help to discover the user needs and the solution to address them, and specify requirements for the development team to work to.
In general working in national security means every day is interesting. We are solving real problems for our customers while contributing to making the country a safer place for all of us. It's extremely rewarding!
I did a Physics with Astrophysics degree at the University of Manchester and got into IT by completing a Solutions and Software development graduate scheme a few years after graduating. I was able to do placements in different areas of IT, including software development and testing and doing so helped me realise that being a Business Analyst was specifically what I wanted to do.
It opens up the doors to so many different industries and locations, as IT is at the heart of so many things. The work is varied and interesting and there is always something new to learn.
It is an excellent and varied career to chose! There are so many different roles within the IT world that even if you don't consider yourself 'technical' there will be another role that will be perfect for you.