Media playback is unsupported on your device

Government launches secret agent apprenticeships

18 October 2012 Last updated at 15:35 BST

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.

To listen to other 5 live stories, please visit the Best Bits page.