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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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A day in the life...

We've put together some case studies that show you what it’s like to work for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.


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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

Consular Assistance Unit in Islamabad win diversity award.

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

A day in the life...

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Rapid Response Team

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

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

Contracts & procurement

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

Careers in the European Union Institutions

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The British Government is committed to boosting the number of British nationals working in the European Union Institutions. Find out more here.

International secondments

Tree planting in Brazil

Help prevent violent conflict from emerging or re-emerging fragile states. Build peace in post-conflict situations

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