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Scheme launched to find budding Bonds and new Q's

Scheme to find the new Q Photo: Eon Productions/Skyfall

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has been to the historic code breaking base at Bletchley Park to announce an apprenticeship scheme for spooks and spies.

The idea is to recruit talented young people who will become the future brains of Britain's intelligence services.

Bletchley Park, which helped end World War Two thanks to the likes of geniuses like Alan Turing breaking Nazi codes, will once again be working in defence of the realm.

Until now going to university was traditionally seen as the route into the intelligence agencies.

The aim of this scheme is to focus on attracting talented young people who may have vocational qualifications rather than a degree.

And the plan is to find 100 new recruits or apprentices to start work there.