GCHQ asked us to help with a recruitment campaign to attract more women and young people. Ordinary people work at GCHQ and you don’t need to be a spy. We had to break stereotypes and reach people from different walks of life to prove that every #JourneyToGCHQ is different.
Our Instagram campaign celebrated the varied career paths of current GCHQ employees. Each person had their own friendly avatar to accompany their career milestones and personal highlights. We used cartoon graphics, lively animations and fun music to break stuffy stereotypes and motivate new people to apply.
Since the campaign went live:
The next phase of the campaign will build on this success, with upcoming stories featuring LGBTQI+ and BAME staff, and staff with disabilities.