Welcome

The FCO is the UK government department responsible for protecting and promoting British interests around the world, through the FCO in London and our network of over 270 diplomatic posts in 168 countries and territories.

The FCO’s purpose is to protect our country, our people and our interests; to project our influence and values; and to promote our prosperity.

To achieve this we will maintain a global network with the people, partnerships, skills and knowledge to deliver.

The FCO employs approximately 14,000 staff around the world. We employ a diverse range of talented people capable of delivering to a high standard.

We want the modern FCO to reflect the very best of 21st century Britain and we’re looking for Business Administration Apprentices to work across a wide range of directorates to help us to make that happen.

Our apprenticeship schemes are a great place to start, restart or change the course of your career journey.


‘An apprenticeship with the FCO allowed me to take up a permanent position whilst working towards a qualification. Managers at the FCO have been accommodating of study requirements and ensure that the correct time and support is available. The whole experience has been positive and enjoyable. I would fully recommend an apprenticeship.’