Past event

MECACS Careers Event Speaker - Nick Hopton

MECACS programme and the School of IR.

On Wednesday 8th March at 12noon, Arts Seminar room 1, we will be joined by Nick Hopton who will briefly share some of his career insights from his perspective as an Ambassador, we will then open the floor to questions.

Nick Hopton:
“Nicholas Hopton was Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran from 2017 to 2018. Prior to this he was Her Majesty's Ambassador to Qatar from 2013 to 2015.

Mr Hopton joined the FCO in 1989 and has also served as Ambassador to Yemen and at the British Embassies in Paris, Rome and Rabat. He has worked on national security issues in the Cabinet Office, led the International Organisations Department in the FCO and was Private Secretary to the Minister for Europe.” Text quoted from

Please note Mr Hopton is not part of the recruitment at the FCDO so those who are interested in the nuts and bolts of how to apply, types of roles, and pay structures should review the information on the FCDO recruitment pages.

Please also be aware that if you are thinking of applying for the UK Civil service faststream service, the Careers centre have a range of resources to support you including free exemplar tests to help you to prepare for the various stages of the interview process. Please contact the careers centre or Ryan Patterson [email protected].

This event is open to all students and colleagues at all levels and will be an in person event.