code breakers in the Second World War.
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Government launches secret agent apprenticeships

The Government is setting up an apprenticeship scheme for young people to train as spies - regardless of their academic background.

Foreign Secretary William Hague announced the plans on Thursday at Bletchley Park, the base for code-breakers during the Second World War.

BBC Radio 5 liveBreakfast spoke to pure mathematics professor Barry Cooper from Leeds University.

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  • 18 Oct 2012
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