True, but I was wondering whether the odds differ for getting into FCO as an economist or a general fast streamer. With 25 places between 1700 applications for normal fast streamers and 2 for economists, if around 135 of the 812 fast streamers put FCO as first choice, it'd be about the same difficulty. Which seems to match with what I'd been told. I realise for central departments, it's far easier to get in as an economist, but for FCO I was told they reckon both were about the same.(Original post by gt94sss2)
As for the Diplomatic Service economist hopefuls, while they sit the same Final Selection board as the general DS Fast Stream applicants - they are only compared against other economists when deciding which of them to offer the (normally) 2 economist jobs on offer..
And I hate it