Business expansion
île de France; Paris;
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
31 October 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


The Directorate General of External Security (DGSE) announced the recruitment of 600 people in 2019 after having already recruited 700 people in 2018. Most new employees are recruited through an exam. Their mission is to analyse intelligence and geopolitical strategies, to assess the quality of information and to cross-check them if necessary. DGSE targets political science students who have had experience abroad and currently practice fluently at least one foreign language. But the DGSE also recruits directly for ICT skilled positions: cryptography, network architecture, web development, security, hosting, and mathematicians. These profiles will account for two-thirds of the 600 positions recruited in 2019. The net job creations taking into account natural departures and retirements, is around 200, according to a report of the French Senate about the draft bill of finances 2018, which mentions 215 job creations in 2018 and 197 in 2019. For the 2014-2019 period, a total of 822 job net creations were planned.



Eurofound (2018), Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE), Business expansion in France, factsheet number 95743, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95743.