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Working for us

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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Student fairs

Are you a student? Thinking about applying for a job at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office? Want to know what it's like to work for the Office? If so, you might like to come along and talk to current staff at one of the many student fairs that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office attend.


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

Student fairs

Join us at a student fair and discover what opportunities we have available

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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