Investigators within the Fraud Investigation Service are on the front line in the fight against criminals, fraudsters and tax cheats. As well as gathering and acting on intelligence, our Investigators arrest suspects and help to prosecute them in court.

What could I be doing?

You’ll help gather vital evidence on individuals and organised crime groups and prepare cases for court. You’ll attend court yourself as well, both to give evidence and to obtain orders and warrants. If you are required to carry out arrests and searches, you’ll receive full training.   You can expect a combination of desk based investigations alongside static and foot surveillance.  And as your career within criminal investigation progresses there may be opportunities to specialise in other areas, such as financial recovery or covert surveillance.

Do I have the right skills or qualifications?

You may have an investigative or intelligence background, or else a naturally inquisitive mind. But you’ll also need the ability to build a rapport with a wide range of different people. Teamwork is vital to what we do, and you’ll have what it takes to be a valued team member. These are definitely not standard 9-to-5 positions. You may be expected to work evenings and weekends at short notice. You’ll need a high degree of flexibility and to be happy to be on call if required.

You’ll also need to demonstrate strong verbal and numeric aptitude.  Applicants should refer to the specific job advert for details of any job-specific qualifications.


Training plays a big part in our work here. As well as core training and a structured induction, your role-specific training could include chain-of evidence, search warrants, taking witness statements, giving evidence and more. We offer advanced training in tradecraft, intelligence practice and methodology, case building skills and source handling, as well as practical skills around arrests, searches, surveillance and much else.

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