Advice Appointments Available for Public Sector Interviews

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) have begun final selection board interviews for the HEO Graduate entry positions advertised in February/March this year.

To support Oxford University students prepare for public sector interviews, we are offering additional coaching on:

  • Friday, 7 July
  • Monday, 10 July
  • Tuesday, 11 July

Book a one-to-one online session to help you prepare for interviews or assessment centres in the Civil Service Fast Stream and other public sector recruitment process. 

Sessions are up to 50 minutes long and students will work with Richard Jackson, an Oxford alumnus and retired Senior Civil Servant with extensive experience in the recruitment process for fast streamers. 

Whichever aspect(s) of the process you wish to focus on, it’s possible to complete a practice exercise with Richard and receive feedback on your performance. 

How to book

You must book your session time via the Appointments menu on CareerConnect. Go to and select 'Find Appointments' and then 'Fast Stream & public sector: interview & assessment centre practice'. Any available dates and times will appear when you click on 'Show Results'. Click 'Book Now' next to the date and time you wish to book your session.

We may be able to add additional sessions if necessary. For all queries contact hello@careers.ox.ac.uk. These appointments can be booked on CareerConnect.