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FCO advice

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:13 am
by lizzieflute
Dear all,

I left CH two years ago and am now going into my second year at Durham, reading Archaeology and Ancient Civilisations. Post-university, I'm going to aim for the Foreign Office (perhaps a long shot!) and was hoping someone here might be able to tell me if there's any work experience there that they know of? The website has applications for economic students to do a year out, but makes no mention of anything else.

Many thanks,


Re: FCO advice

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:55 pm
by rjudd
The Foreign Office runs a scheme called the civil service fast stream which is useful for a future career aspect but for just work experience i don't think they offer much unless you know someone who works there. However it might be useful to try and contact your local MP for some work experience there which can provide useful links or look at NGO's like Amnesty etc. Hope this helps

Re: FCO advice

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:41 am
by jhopgood
This is an incredibly long shot but

Unless I am very mistaken, Colin Bright was in Barnes B with me 1959 - 66
If it is he, he may be able to suggest something.

Re: FCO advice

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:02 pm
by pierre
I retired five years ago from UK Trade and Investment and I seem to recall that we occasionally hosted work experience students there. It may be worth contacting their HR department:
Enquiries: UKTI Email: Website: Tel: +44 207 215 8000

UKTI is the joint department run by the FCO and the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.
It has a lead role within government for developing trade overseas and inward investment in the UK.