It's that grey, miserable time of year, not quite Christmas yet, but the wintery weather is beating down. With this in mind it easy to see why our winner this week is a prestigious and world famous airline that flies all over the world. Swapping bare autumn trees for palm trees might be part of the influence for BA jumping to the top of the list, however some of the programmes on offer are truly first class. Other jobs in the list are still hanging on from previous weeks with a couple of new additions. However, with the reigning champion has been deposed after The Volkswagen Group closed their job, how long will BA manage to hold onto to the top spot?
BT's Graduate Business Programme has been a fixture in the #Hottestjobsintheworld for a while now. The programme that aims to take graduates from a broad range of disciplines and give them the training to become world class leaders in fields likes Sales, Marketing, Project Management, Business Improvement, Business Analysis, Operational Team Management, Client Engagement and Legal. The training, along with the opportunities available at BT, are one of the key selling points of the company, but graduates are also rewarded with a generous salary of anything from £27,000 to £31,000.
Cancer Research UK has maintained its top 5 position for the second week running. As one of the country's biggest charities, Cancer Research will have been popular with graduates keen on making a difference. They have roles on offer in Corporate, Science, IT, Fundraising and Marketing and Policy, Information and Communications. The charity is looking for graduates that really want to make a difference and are dynamic and driven enough to do so.
The dark horse this week, the Office Assistant role has managed to sneak in and not only displace roles like Dyson or the Wildlife Trust, but climb to a very respectable third place. On closer inspection, it is easy to see why the role would be up here. For all its understated features, the role is ideal for graduates looking to move to the Big Smoke and looking to gain some professional experience. The role's main focus is on supporting the business and can provide the successful graduate the chance to pick up some key skills needed to be successful elsewhere.
German supermarket has worked hard in recent years to move away from its budget image. Aldi especially have been successful at chipping away at traditional supermarkets and forging themselves a respectable corner in the market. Graduates now have the opportunity to ride this wave as an alternative to the big three supermarkets and join the company as it looks to grow. The Area Manager roles are extremely well paid and affords graduates the opportunity to to get stuck in relatively quickly. Aldi want graduates that are ready to work hard to succeed and show all the characteristics of dynamic Area Managers.
And the winner is... 1. British Airways - Graduate Schemes
Landing in top spot after its first week on graduate-jobs.com is British Airways with their superb Graduate Schemes. BA are offering the opportunity for graduates to get involved in areas across the business, including Leaders for Business, Finance, Engineering, Operational Research, Procurement, IT (Software Engineer and Infrastructure Engineer), Human Resources, Commercial Analyst, and Cargo. However, BA are keen on employing only the best available. Graduates need a minimum of a 2:1 and need to be able to demonstrate they are ready to take of in their chosen position. By James Howell