What is an Ambassador?

Ambassadors are the overseas representatives of your country, and you normally live in the country you are posted to. You’ll need to be a great communicator with an enthusiasm for travelling, as well as have a sound understanding of politics and current affairs. If you’re a confident, motivated person who can manage a big team, then being an ambassador could be a great opportunity for you.
How much does an Ambassador earn?

The salary of an ambassador can vary, depending on a variety of factors like the location you are being posted to, and your previous experience. You can expect a salary between £100,000 and £179,999 per year.

You’ll also receive other additional allowances, including the ‘diplomatic service compensation allowance’, to cover the cost of frequent moving, living overseas and travelling home for annual leave, and other funds to help you maintain your quality of life.

These figures are intended as a guideline only.

So tell me more about how to be an Ambassador

To show that you are a good candidate for the role of an ambassador, it’s important to demonstrate your awareness of foreign affairs, excellent communication skills and understanding of business and politics.

Previous experience within the Civil Service is also necessary – you can establish yourself with a role in policy development, economics or intelligence, to give yourself a good starting point. 

Develop connections with another country – and take an active interest in making a positive contribution to it, such as through fundraising for local charities or raising awareness about events in other countries.

Becoming an Ambassador: What does it take?

You can become an ambassador with a degree in any subject that shows that you can think critically, make informed decisions and work on your own initiative. Alongside your academic skills you’ll also need to get on the path towards Civil Service, as that is essential to getting this role.

You can start by entering the Civil Service in a junior role in any of its main professions, although choosing an area that has an international element will help in the long run – working in intelligence, economics or policy development will give you a good insight into political and economic issues.

You can get a job in the Civil Service through a number of different ways: by applying to advertised roles directly; joining the fast stream programme for university graduates or joining the apprentice scheme. Once you have a position, you can work your way up through your career to a more senior role. You can then apply for a series of assessments that find out whether you are fit to work as an ambassador. If you pass the assessments, you are then put on a list, and may eventually be selected for a position. The majority of ambassadors get their roles this way.

What is the job market like for careers in the diplomatic service?

There is always a need for ambassadors across the world, and there are currently over a hundred ambassadors from the UK posted overseas. While the scope of the role can vary depending on the location you are in, working as an ambassador is normally a full time post. More than two-thirds of current ambassadors are men, and new roles are usually offered by invitation.

Diplomatic service courses and training to build your career

You will learn many of the general skills you need to act as an ambassador through your career in the Civil Service. To boost your career with diplomatic services, you can first complete a two-week induction course, which introduces you to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and what is involved in working overseas.

You can also take several professional development courses, as well as other qualifications to improve your skills and knowledge. You’ll learn many of these while on the job, or you may train intensively in the UK, before you are posted. The courses you can study for include:

  • Management skills
  • Developmental training
  • IT skills
  • Intensive foreign language courses

You can find out more about working with the Civil Service through their Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme for non-graduates aged 18-21, or the Fast Track Graduate Scheme.

What is the job market like for careers in the diplomatic service?

There is always a need for ambassadors across the world, and there are currently over a hundred ambassadors from the UK posted overseas. While the scope of the role can vary depending on the location you are in, working as an ambassador is normally a full time post. More than two-thirds of current ambassadors are men, and new roles are usually offered by invitation.

Diplomatic service courses and training to build your career

You will learn many of the general skills you need to act as an ambassador through your career in the Civil Service. To boost your career with diplomatic services, you can first complete a two-week induction course, which introduces you to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and what is involved in working overseas.

You can also take several professional development courses, as well as other qualifications to improve your skills and knowledge. You’ll learn many of these while on the job, or you may train intensively in the UK, before you are posted. The courses you can study for include:

  • Management skills
  • Developmental training
  • IT skills
  • Intensive foreign language courses

You can find out more about working with the Civil Service through their Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme for non-graduates aged 18-21, or the Fast Track Graduate Scheme.

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