The Foreign Office plays an important role in Britain's international relations. It carries out some key roles, such as aiding and advising British citizens abroad; counter-terrorism; looking after the UK's commercial issues and acting as the UK's eyes and ears abroad to deliver vital information to the the rest of the government. It works in cooperation with other nations to help keep Britain's shores safe and improves relations with the embassies of other nations.

The Foreign Office graduate scheme

The first part of your job will take place in the London offices, where you will undertake numerous roles from managing the UK's relationships with other nations to working on human rights policies abroad. This will introduce you to the work environment and prepare you for the challenges they will experience on their post abroad in one of the 200+ embassies around the world. Each placement abroad lasts up to four years, and you will be offered intensive language lessons to raise them to the right standard. In the embassy, you will be working for the UK's interests in a number of issues pertaining to the country they are posted to, from climate change to counter-terrorism.

Roles available:

Administrative Assistant
Executive assistant
Operational officer

What you need:

Applicants must meet nationality and residency requirements, pass our security vetting process and must possess a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.

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