What's it like to work for the FCO. Here's your chance to find out.
To go along with the facts about our jobs, we've put together some case studies that show you what it's really like to work in some of our main roles.
In this section, our staff talk a little about themselves, their current roles and their path to working with us.
We have accounts from our generalist staff at all levels, accounts from some of our specialist staff detailing what a day at work for them is really like and we’ve also asked some of our previous work experience students to describe their placement at the FCO.
Our Administrative Assistants are more than just filing clerks. They are the first level of clerical support and the backbone of the Office.
Rarely a dull moment is one way to describe the work of an executive assistant - who supports the work of the Diplomatic Service.
An A2 officer who is working as a world wide floater describes his experience of working in the FCO
A B3 officer who is working as a world wide floater describes his experience of working in the FCO
Our Operational Officers (grade B3) specialise in the practical side of diplomatic work - ranging from inspecting visa applications and aiding distressed British nationals overseas to helping coordinate policy at an international level.
It's fast, challenging and mentally stimulating. That's the life of a fast streamer at the FCO.
Ambassadors represent the United Kingdom to other nation-states.
A day in the life – work experience
A specialist senior auditor describes his work with the FCO.