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Careers

Our careers section outlines of the sort of roles we recruit to, along with a list of all our current vacancies. If there's something you need to check before you apply, the FAQ page will probably have the answer.


We work in the UK and worldwide in a range of exciting and rewarding jobs.  

Our work, and our staff teams, fall into three broad categories:

  • political department staff handle the UK’s relations with other countries and with international bodies like NATO, the United Nations and the European Union. They work, too, on areas such as counter-terrorism, people smuggling, drugs trafficking and the arms trade
  • staff in our service delivery departments provide a range of essential services direct to the public, from promoting British business overseas to issuing UK visas, through to supporting UK nationals imprisoned abroad
  • our corporate service staff are responsible for the smooth running of the FCO at home, including human resources, IT and finance.

Current vacancies

Job opportunities are published on our website and range from administrative to specialist roles.

Frequently asked questions

Confused about entry requirements? Want to find out more about working overseas? Read our frequently asked questions.



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