This week's official #Hottestjobsintheworld has seen one of the biggest shake ups in a while as more graduate jobs and schemes close allowing different companies to break the domination of previous weeks. As we're now fully into 2014, these jobs offer some fantastic prospects for graduates in this new year. In a wide range of fields and disciplines it seems that the new jobs available for graduates can attract a variety of candidates from different disciplines. Likewise after today's announcement, the #Hottestjobsintheworld Top 5 reflects that graduates are going to be joining the sectors in which High Fliers predicted the most growth. These were Public Sector, Professional Services, Retail and Engineering.
J.P. Morgan, one of the powerhouses of international Finance and Investment Banking, are very keen on developing graduates straight out of university and making them key players in their fields. They have opportunities across the business and hope to provide graduates with the training that would allow them to achieve their potential. While the graduate programmes have now closed, it must be the internships that are exciting current students looking for a career with the company. J.P. Morgan look to recruit interns who impress while at the company and hope that interns can really get a feel for the company while they are there, stoking an interest for the Bank. The programme has opportunities in Finance, Human Resources, Technology and Operations.
Thorntons's Graduate Scheme has been an extremely popular scheme for graduates this year, but who wouldn't want to work for the nation's favourite high street chocolatier? The scheme is a 27 month placement with the company, consisting of three nine-month placements. These could be involved with, but not limited to, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Marketing, HR, Retail Trading and Commercial Sales. Successful applicants have their personal scheme tailored to their long term career aims, but in the meantime they are paid a generous £27,000 whilst based in Derbyshire. But most importantly, successful candidates are given staff discount on the chocolates.
The Thames Water Graduate Programme has been a success among graduates in the relatively short time it has been on graduate-jobs.com. The scheme has a lot to offer and looks to draw graduates from a variety of disciplines. The modules that are available for graduates to apply for include Operations, Asset Investment, Capital Delivery, Customer Service, Strategy and Regulation, Business Services and Finance. The roles available will last 18 months, two years on the finance, and hope to transform bright and driven graduates into masters of their field.
The Lidl Area Management Scheme has tried, but failed to make the top spot and on closer inspection of the job it is puzzling that it hasn't ever made the Top Spot in the #Hottestjobsintheworld. This fantastic role gives graduates the chance to get stuck at a senior management level straight out of university. The real responsibility that this role offers, as well as the pay of a senior manager, has been a real selling point for graduates. However, Lidl want the best graduates out there. Applicants must show real ambition, organisation, excellent team leading skills, two years experience through placements and internships as well as a 2:1 classification on their degree. While this is a big ask, the rewards are there.
And the winner is...
After just missing out last week, Mercedes-Benz has cruised into top spot. This role has been inundated with responses from graduates looking for a top class career. Mercedes are offering schemes in Human Resources, Finance and Business Operations, all lasting 18 months including a three month training visit to Stuttgart. The salary is exceptional at £24,000 with benefits like a company car, bonus scheme, 23 days holiday and much more. Graduates are asked to apply to Mercedes-Benz if they have a 2:1, a related degree to the scheme (others are considered), 280 UCAS points and languages are an advantage, especially German. When in the UK, the scheme will be based in Milton Keynes, Manchester, Birmingham or London, however, graduates may move around to experience more of the company and the job roles.
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