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“Opportunities galore, but can be discriminatory”

The best thing about the job is probably the varied experience youll have over the course of your tenure. Great opportunities for travel all over the world, and high profile, challenges almost on a daily basis. They keep shuffling you around to various departments, and that allows you to really broaden your learning opportunities.

The constant moving between jobs and offices can be a pain for those with families, you dont have much of a say in it. Some of your best skills get wasted in the process. The call up for various opportunities can sometimes be unfair, and the management does discriminate in its selection of candidates for these roles.

The myriad travel, and other experiences you can have at such a high profile job.

“Different inside to how it seems to outsiders”

If you want to see the world, then this is your opportunity. The company makes a lot of travelling overseas possible. Staff get along well and the trainers within the company are very good at making the training modules seem easier than they really are.

It’s very hard to work yourself up to another job level here. It’s almost like you’re back in school and you have to write assessments to see if you’re up to doing another type of work. It is such an unnecessary thing to do if people clearly have the knowledge and skill to perform tasks other than what they are currently doing.

Even junior staff members get to go overseas.

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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 British interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.