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Apprenticeships With the foreign and commonwealth office

Apprenticeships With The Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the UK’s interests overseas and supports our citizens and businesses around the globe.

We’re responsible for:

- Safeguarding the UK’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict

- Building the UK’s prosperity by increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth

- Supporting British nationals around the world through modern and efficient consular services

"There’s so much variety in the work I have to do day to day, it would take a long time to describe it all. That’s one of the things I love about this job – every day is different."

Get your start in Business Administration

Our worldwide network of embassies and consulates employs over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations such as the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

As an Apprentice for the FCO, you can earn a certificate in Business Administration whilst gaining work experience in one of the most exciting departments in the Civil Service.

"Three words I would use to summarise working for the FCO: fulfilling, stimulating, brilliant."

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