Working for British Embassy Vienna

General information

As part of the team at the Embassy you will play an important role in the continued partnership between the UK and Austria.

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 German will be required.

All invited candidates can expect a competency-based interview conducted in English by a panel of embassy staff. During the interview, candidates will be asked about their work experience, career history and skills. Interviews may also include a short practical exercise testing specific skills required for each role.


The embassy occasionally offers internships which are advertised under current job opportunities below. This is for students and recent graduates holding local residence permit only.

The Department for International Trade at the British Embassy Vienna also offers long-term internships (16-28 hours per month) to active students of an Austrian university. Send your resume and a cover letter to, if you are interested in commercial matters.

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

The FCDO 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 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website.

Current work opportunities

Follow us on Twitter @UKinAustria and on Facebook for information on new positions.

Visit the FCDO local staff vacancies website if you are interested in a job opportunity at the British Embassy in Vienna or one of the other UK delegations, DIT offices, other government departments or consulates in Austria.

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.