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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 worked at Foreign and Commonwealth Office full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High visibility and a lot of respect
    Full ownership of the segment
    Lots of networking opportunities

    Cons

    Since this role requires full ownership, most tasks are done with no team to help you. Heavily reliant on outside vendors to meet deadlines on events which is a great experience but can also bring you a lot of stress.

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Interviews

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    Trade and Investment Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Houston, TX) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. I don't remember how long it took from start to finish, but one i finished the interview I was contacted and given an offer within about a week. The interview itself was not bad. The building was very secure, and had multiple layers of security doors to get into the building. The interview itself was with three women who worked in the UKTI section. It was very informal and quite comfortable. We were in a smaller room with a sofa and comfortable chairs. All of the questions were behavioral questions and questions about my resume and experience. It was a comfortable experience and not intimidating at all. Quite enjoyable. I did not accept the internship because they do not pay their interns.

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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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