Opportunities to work at the British Council

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 help us recruit the best and most ambitious people, through a variety of opportunities – from UK-based roles in Arts, English and Education to global early careers roles.  You can keep up-to-date with all our latest vacant positions by signing up to alerts on our global jobs portal.

What entry-level positions are available?

Our entry-level positions can be found all over the world and cover a wide variety of business sectors. For a full list of vacancies, please see the External section on our jobs website.

If there’s nothing currently available then it’s worth signing up for Vacancy Alerts so you’ll be the first to know if anything new comes up. You can adjust the settings to suit what you’re looking for, so you won’t be bombarded with jobs you aren’t interested in. Use the guide available in the downloads section below to help you do this.

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

British Council Future Leaders Scheme

We have decided to take a break in recruitment in 2017 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.