What's it all about?
Every year the British Council gives thousands of people the opportunity to experience life in a completely different culture. Working in over 100 countries we help connect millions of people with the United Kingdom through programmes and services in the English language, the Arts, Education and Society. But none of that would be possible without our network of global offices, and we’re always looking out for fresh talent to bring new ideas to the team.
Our entry-level roles and development schemes help us recruit the best and most ambitious people, through a variety of opportunities – from UK-based roles in Arts and Education to global early careers programmes. You can keep up-to-date with all our latest vacant positions by signing up to alerts on our global jobs portal.
What is the British Council Future Leaders Scheme?
The British Council Future Leaders Scheme is a three year programme that aims to develop the next generation of globally mobile cultural relations leaders – a pool of culturally aware, diverse professionals who are passionate about our work and very importantly: globally mobile. Our three year development programme consists of international work experience through a series of rotational placements (the location of your placements will be decided once you have joined the organisation).
It’s about learning our business and being challenged at the same time. You will spend your first six months in the UK taking part in a thorough induction programme that should give you the best possible grounding for your international career with us. You will then join a specific country team and work with a dedicated line manager, contributing to real projects across all of our areas of work, building your cultural relations skill set whilst really adding value to our organisation. We support your development through focusing on three key areas: learning by experience, learning through others, and formal training. During the three year programme it will be up to you to take advantage of the British Council’s unique international network and these experiences to establish yourself for an overseas career in the organisation.
We have decided to take a break in recruitment in 2016 for our Future Leaders Scheme. This is an opportunity for us to ensure we have the best scheme design for the future needs of our organisation and for the participants on the scheme. Please take a look at our jobs portal and our Study Work Create platform for other international opportunities with the British Council.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.