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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 a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, responsive management, work life balance

    Cons

    Locally Engaged staff salary

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Interviews

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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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    I applied online. Even though I easily met qualifications I was not given an interview. Received a rejection email about a week after the job posting closed. I am an older gentleman and I believe they only want younger staff after taking a look at their Holiday Card photo on their Facebook page. No equal employment opportunities here mate.

    Interview Questions

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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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