Working for British Embassy Vienna
As part of the team at the Embassy you will play an important role in the continued partnership between the UK and Austria.
Applications for employment with the British Embassy in Vienna should be sent by email 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 German will be required.
The embassy will consider all applications and invite a selection of candidates for interview. 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. This is for students and recent graduates holding local residence permit only.
There is also the opportunity for students to register for short term work opportunities with the Department for International Trade (DIT) Austria.
Send your resume and a cover letter to DIT.Austria@fco.gov.uk to register for short term work on DIT events or projects.
Students at UK universities who are British nationals and are considering a career in the Diplomatic Service can apply to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) 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 FCO website.
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 Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.
Current work opportunities
Visit the FCO 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.