It has come to our notice that a company or recruitment agency by the name of England Subsea Oil Company (ESOC) is fraudulently using the British Council name in offering jobs with huge salaries in the UK by e-mail. ESOC's operations appear to be entirely fraudulent. If you receive an email from ESOC (purporting to represent the British Council) please ignore it. If in doubt contact your local British Council office or your local British High Commission or email us at

The British Council has no connection or affiliation to ESOC.

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

The British Council DOES NOT ever offer jobs in the UK.

All information pertaining to Job Opportunities at the British Council or work attachments through our Bond scheme are advertised on our website.

You will NEVER receive emails from us asking you to remit money to a bank account towards Work Permit Papers.

All our emails are in the format