Organisation Name

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Type: Commonwealth Office, Foreign Office
Founded: 1968
Industry: Protecting and promoting British interests worldwide

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Do you want to help protect assets, information and people all around the world? A FCO Apprenticeship could be perfect for you. You'll be committed to a real job, with real responsibilities and challenges so if you're looking to kick-start your career and start earning and learning then apply for an FCO Apprenticeship today,

About the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide.

They also work towards safeguarding the UK’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict, increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth and supporting British nationals around the world through modern and efficient services.

What do the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Apprenticeships involve?
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Apprenticeships involve a mixture of on the job training and academic study which enables you to gain valuable experience, in demand skills and a nationally recognised qualification relevant to your career aspirations.

The FCO offer a wide range of Apprenticeship opportunities which include the following:

IT Apprenticeships – During this 18 month Apprenticeship, you’ll receive training to combat threats that governments are facing and protect the nation. You’ll need to have at least 5 GCSEs at C or above and a Level 3 qualification in a STEM related subject.

Technical Engineering Apprenticeships – You could be working on a variety of systems from CCTV and secure communications to intruder detection systems and counter-eavesdropping measures. You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs (C or above).

CAD Technician Apprenticeships – You’ll use your talent to protect buildings and people by creating technical designs. Have at least 5 GCSEs at C or above; why not join FCO Services for a rewarding career?

Construction Higher Apprenticeships – If you’ve got A Levels or equivalent why not work towards any of the following job roles at FCO Services – Building Services Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying
Structural & Civil Engineering.

Project Management Apprenticeships – Do you want to build an excellent career in project management? 3 years of dedication, training on the job and classroom-based learning is all that separates you from fulfilling your career ambitions then you’ll be a fully fledged project manager. All you need is A Levels or equivalent to pursue the opportunity of a lifetime.

Warehouse Apprenticeships – You’ll learn skills needed to deliver mail, goods and services securely. If you think you’re up to the challenge of responding to critical global and logistic issues, then this Apprenticeship could be just what you’re looking for.

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