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Working for British Embassy Bangkok

Working for us

The British Embassy in Bangkok employs both UK and locally employed staff.

The embassy is keen to recruit outstanding people to join our team.

british embassyFor information on current employment opportunities for locally employed staff, and details on how to apply, please see below.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and aims to reflect the diversity of British and Thai society. We welcome applications from suitably qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age.

British Embassy job application form can be downloaded. British Embassy job application form (MS Word Document, 632KB)

Current vacancies

Pro Consul

Closing Date: 23 February 2014

Pro Consul (PDF, 348KB, 2 pages)

Consular team structure chart (PDF, 72.3KB, 1 page)

Grade A2L – Pro Consul – Job Description and Person Sepcification (PDF, 348KB, 3 pages)

Student internship scheme

What is the Student Internship Scheme?

The British Embassy Bangkok offers occasional short term (up to 3 months) student internships. The internships provide an exciting opportunity to work alongside embassy staff in our Commercial, Consular, Political, Visa, or Management Sections. What would I be doing?

These placements offer candidates the challenge of working alongside embassy staff, conducting research, writing reports, undertaking translation, and providing administrative support. Candidates would usually be allocated to a particular section, but have the opportunity to see the work of the rest of the embassy. When do the placements take place?

The recruitment take place when there is an appropriate project arises for intern to take on at the Embassy. Placements are usually from 1 to 3 months duration.

Do I get paid?

Unfortunately, intern is not a salaried positions, but successful candidates will receive a small daily allowance.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must be a College or University student, or recent graduate. As we are unable to provide assistance with work permits it is unlikely that we could accept candidates who are not resident in Thailand.

Candidates must have a strong command of written and spoken English, be well motivated, have good communication skills and be comfortable working independently. A knowledge of Thai language is also useful.

Furthermore, to enable the appropriate security checks to be carried out, you must have resided for at least three consecutive years in one country. All applicants must be aware that a lack of sufficient background information may preclude an applicant from being granted clearance.

How do I apply?

Before applying, you should read the information at the Areas we cover page on the website, which will help you to learn more about each section. You should also state a preference as to which section of the embassy you would like to work in.

If you would like to apply please send a CV, a 300-word covering letter explaining why you are interested to join the Embassy’s internship programme, and copy of your ID Card or passport to HR Officer at the British Embassy at DLBangkokInternshipprotect@fco.gov.uk. Candidates who are invited for an interview will be contacted nearer to the recruitment period.

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