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The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU ... Read more

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Reviews

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    Current Employee - Diplomat in London, England

    I have been working at Foreign and Commonwealth Office full-time

    Pros

    People, travel, issues, location, interesting

    Cons

    There aren’t many but public sector pay

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Photos

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office photo of: The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, St James's Park (Photo thanks to Geograph user Ian Yarham, Some Rights Reserved)
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Interviews

Experience

Experience
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Political Officer Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    It is a competency based question interview. The panel of three members will ask you around four questions with follow-ups. For some roles the panel can also ask a specific question on your views about an issue for example. At the end of the interview you will be able to ask the panel questions

    Interview Questions

    • The first question will be why are you interested working at the FCO   Answer Question
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012

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