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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

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    I have been working at Foreign and Commonwealth Office full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting issues to work on, and a unique perspective

    Cons

    If local staff, little to no room for career advancement

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Photos

Foreign and Commonwealth Office photo of: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London (Photo thanks to Geograph user Peter Trimming, Some Rights Reserved)
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

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Foreign and Commonwealth Office (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    interveiw is very fair, they do a questionary by phone, from overseas, this mean its a fair and equal opportunity process, candidates are very fair classified by their skills, experience and ability, this means if you are the right person and qualified you could be confident of a positive selection

    Interview Questions

    • how do I manage difficult challenges   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    salaries are already set up, so you cannot negotiate it

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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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