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If you are considering a career with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, this is where you can find out about the various ways of working us.

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European Fast Stream

A European civil servant has the opportunity to influence policy that affects over 400 million people across the European Union, including tackling climate change and counter terrorism. If you want to become an EU civil servant, read our information on the European Fast Stream scheme.


Our careers section outlines the sort of roles we recruit to and is where you can find information about security vetting, diversity and benefits.

Current vacancies

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

A day in the life...

Rather than just give you the bare facts, we've put together some case studies that show you what it’s like to work in one of our main roles

Work experience

Information on the work experience schemes offered by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

European Fast Stream

Find out more about applying for the EU fast stream and view our Fast Stream case studies

Contracts & procurement

This section explains our purchasing arrangements. Information if you're looking to become a supplier or contractor

International secondments

Working as a policy officer or civilian to supports the UK's commitment to help prevent violent conflict from emerging or re-emerging in fragile states, resolve existing conflicts, and to build peace in post-conflict situations.

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