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Department for International Trade Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2016
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We are an international economic department, responsible for:
• bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed.
• delivering a new trade policy ... Read more

Mission: We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Department for International Trade (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The business development managers I worked under were all super nice and seemed genuinely interested in helping me learn (never seemed annoyed by my questions). The work was nicely varied, as I was given tasks by each manager in the different sectors in which they specialized, but they did allow me to focus more on those that interested me most, which was great! Also, I think an internship within the British Consulate looks decent on my resume.

    Cons

    I think for an internship the work was less menial than expected, but still somewhat repetitive and admin-y. Lots of spreadsheets!

    Advice to Management

    Only suggestion is to maybe seat your interns physically closer to the managers, as we were sort of placed in a quiet, far-off corner that was a tad bleak.

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    Trade and Investment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Department for International Trade (Houston, TX) in July 2017.

    Interview

    From body language cues and the quality and tone of questions, it was clear from the start of the interview and throughout the process that I was not being held in genuine consideration. I presume they had preselected someone in mind before interviewing me. Disappointing to waste my time only to be notified weeks later.

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    • When have you successfully managed multiple projects?   1 Answer
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