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5th February 2021 United Kingdom

Molly

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Apprentice

Molly: My Apprenticeship during COVID-19

Why I chose to do an apprenticeship with the FCDO. In 2020 I published a blog as to why I chose to do an apprenticeship with the FCDO. I still stand by my words. Since then I have successfully completed my apprenticeship but not without its trials! How did COVID-19 impact on your apprenticeship and […]

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5th February 2021 United Kingdom

Kaitlin

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Apprentice

Kaitlin: Why I chose to do an apprenticeship with FCDO

Why did you choose to apply for an apprenticeship? I chose to apply for an apprenticeship because I view it as a way to gain practical experience in a role and industry. It appealed to me that you get to learn on the job from experienced professionals and be able to put what you learn […]

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5th February 2021 United Kingdom

Matthew

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Apprentice

Matthew: My Apprenticeship during COVID-19

Why I chose to do an apprenticeship with the FCDO. A common criticism of university is that it doesn’t prepare graduates with the necessary practical experience to operate in the world of work. For me, an apprenticeship at the FCDO offered the opportunity to take advantage of the theoretical knowledge I gained at university, and […]

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7th February 2020 United Kingdom

Sheak

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apprentice

Sheak: a day in the life of a Foreign Office apprentice

Sheak is a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice, working in the Legal Department at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). My typical day at the Foreign Office My day starts in my office in the Legal Department. My colleagues are mostly International Lawyers working on Human Rights. They’re a great bunch who work extremely hard […]

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7th February 2020 United Kingdom

Molly

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apprentice

Molly: a day in the life of a Foreign Office apprentice

Molly is a Level 3 HR Support Apprentice, working in the Finance Directorate at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). My typical day at the Foreign Office A typical day in the office for me is working with my team to help get our officers overseas. This can range from liaising with our freight contractors […]

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5th February 2020 United Kingdom

Simon

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apprentice Graduate

Simon: a day in the life of a Foreign Office apprentice

Simon is a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice graduate. After completing his apprenticeship, he now works in a geographical team at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). My typical day at the Foreign Office I work in a geographical department that is responsible for managing the UK’s relationships with 3 European countries. My role is […]

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3rd February 2020 United Kingdom

Katie

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apprentice

Katie: a day in the life of a Foreign Office apprentice

Katie is a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice, working in the Project Task Force at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). My typical day at the Foreign Office I don’t think there is a typical day at the Foreign Office! I am based within the PTF (Projects Task Force). We work on time-limited projects on […]

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About Our Apprenticeship Schemes

In contributing to the Government’s goal of 3 million apprenticeships by 31 March 2021, the FCDO is committed to developing our Apprenticeship Programme. In 2020, we recruited for apprentices in…

In contributing to the Government’s goal of 3 million apprenticeships by 31 March 2021, the FCDO is committed to developing our Apprenticeship Programme. In 2020, we recruited for apprentices in Business Administration, Communications and our newest apprenticeship, Economics. We now have apprentices on 10 different programmes across the FCDO, including Finance apprenticeships that offer professional Accountancy qualifications.

In 2021, we aim to further increase the number of apprentices in our workforce. When available, opportunities will be advertised through FCDO-led external recruitment on Civil Service Jobs and via Government Apprenticeship Schemes such as the Government Economics Service.