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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 UK interests and global security, including the EU ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Administrative Officer in New Delhi
    Former Employee - Administrative Officer in New Delhi
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    I worked at Foreign and Commonwealth Office full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best Office, Travel opportunities

    Cons

    Low Payscales nothing else is bad

    Advice to Management

    Better the payscales

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Interviews

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    Policy Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Foreign and Commonwealth Office (New Delhi) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Submission of a policy brief. Interviewed by a panel of three staff members, including one person from Human Resources, and two from the technical side. The interview was competency based. It also required a presentation of the policy brief that I had prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Was required to describe how my profile matched the required competencies.   1 Answer
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012

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