Working for British Embassy Budapest

General information

Working at the British Embassy offers a great opportunity to grow professionally while collaborating with a talented group of individuals. As part of the team at the Embassy you will make an important role maintaining relationship between the UK and Hungary.

The British diplomatic presence in Hungary consists of the British Embassy in Budapest. Staff at the mission fall into two groups:

  • UK-based staff: career diplomatic staff, employed directly by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, and sent to work at posts abroad for periods of 3-5 years

  • Locally employed staff: local residents, employed in accordance with local employment law and practices

If you are interested in career opportunities as a UK-based officer with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, please apply directly in London. Further details are available from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

Vacancies for local staff employed directly by the British Embassy in Budapest are rare. When positions become available, they are always listed on our website.

Please be aware that there are limited opportunities for promotion or progression, however, staff are encouraged to apply for other vacancies within the Embassy as they arise.

Applications for employment with the British Embassy in Budapest should be sent by e-mail in response to advertised vacancies only. Please refer to the guidance in our job advertisements.

When applying, please submit a completed job application form available from the website and ensure all sections are filled out and use the Supporting Statement box to explain clearly the motivation, skills and experience you could bring to the role. Please also attach your current CV in English.

We do not process unsolicited applications. Only those applying for a specific position and who are selected for interview will be contacted. No applications will be returned.

All applicants must have a high level of spoken and written English (unless stated otherwise) and for most positions an additional fluency in Hungarian will be required.

Internships

The Embassy occasionally offers internships which are advertised below. This opportunity is for students and recent graduates who are local residents.

Students at UK universities who are British nationals and are considering a career in the Diplomatic Service can apply to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London for a placement under the FCO placement scheme or a variety of other schemes run by other government departments. Further information is available from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website under About us.

The FCO in London also offers a number of work placements to talented individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, details of which are also available via the above website.

Current work opportunities

If you are interested in a job opportunity at the British Embassy in Budapest or one of the other UK delegations, UKTI offices, other government departments or consulates in Hungary, please visit the FCO Local Staff vacancies website

To filter the search for current vacancies, use the “Country/Territory” field on the left of the page and select the country you wish to search.

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Staff recruited locally are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.