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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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EU Careers

In partnership with the rest of the British Government, we want to raise awareness of the variety of job opportunities available at EU level and how to maximise chances of applying successfully.

Careers

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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...

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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

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