Team Building Days


Corporate Team Building Events

MI5 Top Secret Eyes Only Team building Day

Joining Instructions For Team Days

You will be taking part in a 2 day team event.

MI5 the Security Services are looking to recruit business men and women to work as a “sleeper” network of operatives that will be available to be called up at a moments notice.

The objective of the 2 days will be to test your abilities to work in a team of your colleagues in various different physical and mental situations that will be relevant to your role as an operative within the Security Services.

These tasks will be challenging, fun and educational to help you develop and test your skills.

As a team you will be working in a competitive environment to beat the other team.

From the moment you arrive at the event through to when you leave you will have the opportunity to earn or lose points for your team.

Throughout the 2 days there will be many different types of challenges. You are encouraged to take part with your team in all the tasks although non are compulsory.


The environment you will be working in will be outdoor and indoors, on and off the ground !

The terrain contains open fields, forests and open woodland. The area is very undulating. It will be firm underfoot on chalky, stoney trails, although if it rains then ground will get muddy.

There are various minor roads that you will need to walk along or cross.


The long range forecast is for fine clear weather with temperatures around 19 degrees C.


There is an increased risk to the UK of terrorist attacks from extremist groups, especially in the light of the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

For many years the Security Services have recruited captains of industry to support their fight against those that would harm the UK.

With the current financial situation MI5 cannot afford to hire full time staff and want to develop a network of “sleeper” operatives that could be called upon as they travel the UK or abroad to carry out certain tasks.

Your boss has decided that as a leadership team you are perfect candidates for this programme.

The events that you will take part in over the 2 days will test your suitability for this role as an individual or as part of a team.



The basic outline for the 2 days:

Day 1:

0900 – arrive at hotel

0930 – briefing

0945 – depart for first task

1800 – return to hotel to change for dinner

1900 – dinner

Day 2:

0700 – first task

1500 – final debriefs

1600 – depart


Pendley Manor Hotel
Cow Lane
HP23 5QY

Tasks that may be completed during the selection

  • blindfolded drop into unknown location - objective to find out where you are, get to various points enroute, meet agents and visit dead letter boxes
  • Confidence course
  • Medical evacuation
  • Resistance to interrogation
  • Planning deliberate action on an objective
  • Night recon exercise or retrieval exercise
  • Self defence training
  • team work exercises
  • casino skills

Kit required

Outdoor Clothing:

  • Sturdy shoes for walking and outdoor activities
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable clothing (ideally no jeans, they are hopeless when wet)
  • Fleece / warm sweat shirt
  • Hat / gloves if the weather is cold
  • Shorts (in case of warm weather)
  • Change of clothing incase you get wet

You will also need a set of sports kit:

  • Shorts
  • T shirt
  • Tracksuit
  • Trainers

Clothing for indoor activities:

  • Comfortable loose fitting clothing
  • T shirt
  • Track suit bottoms
  • Indoor trainers

Evening Clothing:

  • Black tie for dinner
  • Evening dresses
  • Casual clothing to change into for relaxation (what little you will have !)

Special Information

Please let the organisers of the event know of any dietary requirements or specific medical conditions you have that may be relevant for this event.