Never mind the tap on the shoulder and a 'quiet conversation' at Oxford or Cambridge, the UK is hoping to attract game-playing school leavers as the next generation of code breakers.
Having observed my own son's game-playing abilities (he's just 10 years old) I'm impressed at the problem-solving skills he has developed unassisted. The fact that he's desperate to apply them to his younger sister's gaming activities and 'assist' her through the various levels is less impressive!
However, it is these very skills that the UK is seeking from the latest crop of school-leavers. The Foreign Office has said that they want to make use of the skills of the Xbox generation.
Leading to a foundation degree in communications, security and engineering, this project will include desk-based study and various work placements.
Primarily, targeting careers at GCHQ Cheltenham, candidates will also be offered the chance of working with the Secret Intelligence Service, MI5 and MI6.
"We face constant and growing threats from crime and attacks in cyberspace," Hague said. "We want to step up our efforts to find the most talented people to help sustain and secure the UK's code-breaking and cyber expertise for the future."