We're into 2014 and we've had a late surge in the fantastic schemes available for graduates to apply for. We're still encouraging students and graduates to get their applications in as many of the schemes look to close in the next few weeks. Students and graduates alike need to be ready to write relevant covering letters and tailor their CVs for jobs as some of the deadlines do not allow graduates the chance to mull over their best skills. So be wary of closing deadlines and make sure you beat them!

5. E.ON - Commercial Graduate Scheme

E.ON has slipped down just one spot since last week's top 5. E.ON is offering a wide variety of programmes to suit any graduate, which is proving a big selling point as it enter's its second week in the top 5. Graduates are encouraged to apply for one of the following schemes at the energy company: Customer Operations Leadership, International Business Management, HR, Sales and Marketing, IT and Business Change, and Finance. These schemes can really tempt graduates into a prosperous and rewarding career, while providing the training to be leaders in their respective fields.

4. Local Government - Finance Programme

The Local Government Finance Programme has had a small resurgence in recent weeks. Since it was posted in late November, the programme has proved consistently popular but now has managed to force its way into the prestigious #Hottestjobsintheworld list. The programme provides an excellent springboard for bright and talented graduates to kick start a career in Finance, including being sponsored to study for a Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Professional Qualification. The role requires a 2:2 and at least a GCSE in Maths, however, the recruitment team are more concerned about finding the right candidates with drive and a will to succeed.

3. BT - Graduate Business Programmes

The BT graduates scheme has almost been a permanent fixture in the #Hottestjobsintheworld Top 5 since it was posted to the site in October. It is not difficult to see why this job is so popular. Graduates are able to join a world leader in its field and help the company grow with real responsibility from day one. Graduates are encouraged to look at the scheme and see what they can offer when on rotations, learning all about project management, marketing, business analysis, sales or client engagement.

2. Mercedes-Benz - Top Talent Programme

The Top Talent Programme is a brilliant opportunity for graduates to get involved in and I am not sure how it has not made the top spot. We posted the role on Facebook and it got a great response and now has made second spot in its first week on graduate-jobs.com. The role is a great opportunity for graduates to learn and flourish in areas like sales, marketing, customer service, retail and financial services. The programme provides not only world class opportunities but training along side it, including 3 months in Stuttgart over the 18 month programme.

And the winner is...

1. BA - Graduate Programmes

This opportunity on graduate-jobs.com has not left the top two since it came on the site. The exciting opportunities that the graduate schemes provide are rewarding in the sense that over the course of the schemes graduates can expect a promising career in one of the following Leaders for Business, Finance, Engineering, Operational Research, Procurement, IT (Software Engineer and Infrastructure Engineer), Human Resources, Commercial Analyst, and Cargo. While alongside such fantastic training and career opportunites graduates can look to take home a competitive salary with a some fantastic benefits, including discounts for family and friends and unlimited standby flights with BA and other airlines.