On BBC Radio 4’s World at One today there was a discussion about the UK Government Communications Headquarters’ latest recruitment initiative, a standalone website with one page that offers a visual codebreaking challenge.
GCHQ's "Can you crack it?" webpage
Of it, a spokesman for GCHQ commented:
"The target audience for this particular campaign is one that may not typically be attracted to traditional advertising methods and may be unaware that GCHQ is recruiting for these kinds of roles… Their skills may be ideally suited to our work and yet they may not understand how they could apply them to a working environment, particularly one where they have the opportunity to contribute so much."
With 10 rows and 16 columns, this jumble is frankly beyond me but those who complete it before the 12th December find themselves invited to apply for a job. I’m sure the computers of many an Oxbridge college will be cranking into action.
For more information on GCHQ go to: http://www.gchq.gov.uk
Attempt the challenge at: http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk