James Bond is a 'powerful recruitment tool', says MI6

James Bond is a 'powerful recruitment tool', says MI6

We’ve all dreamed of being a spy, right? The concept of whizzing around the world in a brand new Aston Martin, with a boot full of smart gadgets to help us out of any jam, draped in a sharp suit with a dry martini in hand as you foil the plot of a scar-faced lab-coat-wearing villain in a hollowed out volcano, suspended over a pit of super-intelligent piranhas.

Well, actually, the life of a spy is quite drastically different; you may well spend a year in a dilapidated hideout, integrating hideous criminals, waiting for a target to show their face or have to tolerate unbearable conditions whilst consorting with terrorists – but the James Bond dream is far more attractive.

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