Football, Finance and Defrauding the Taxman - #HottestjobsintheWorld


Football, Finance and Defrauding the Taxman - #HottestjobsintheWorld

Another week, another flurry of graduate job applications being sent out to start some fantastic careers. We've gathered here the most popular graduate jobs currently live on These are different jobs looking for different types of graduates and should all be considered as potential ways to start your career.

Just because these are popular jobs doesn't mean you shouldn't consider them. Don't put yourself down, try and compete with the best and get your applications sent off to this week's #HottestjobsintheWorld!

5. Football Watcher - Football RADAR

graduate jobs What you need to know: Based in London, part time role (20-30hrs) watching and using a highly analytical approach to football
What you need to show: Extensive knowledge of football, meticulous approach to work and able to work independently
Perfect careers available if you're interested in: Sport and Recreation and Research and Analysis

This is an incredible role for those graduates who know their football. Football Radar are a company based in West London who take an in-depth statistical approach to football, using a unique blend of both quantitative and qualitative techniques to collect and analyse their data. They are looking for a Football Watcher to join them initially Part Time, although there is scope for full time and permanent positions at the company.

The role of Football Watcher is be to watch matches, both live and recorded, and register events using our software system. Successful applicants will be exposed to football from several different leagues and they will need to learn quickly how to apply their framework.

4. Graduate Finance Programme - Local Government

What you need to know: Based in London, East Sussex or Cambridgeshire, working with local authorities to help manage public finances
What you need to show: 2,2 Degree or higher, be computer literate and able to demonstrate strong numeric, written, oral and presentation skills
Perfect careers available if you're interested in: Finance, Public Sector and Services and Accounting

Straight in this week is the Local Government Finance Graduate Programme. The scheme is a rotational scheme, which will give successful applicants exposure to every element of public finance whilst attached to a specific local authority or other public service. The scheme has been carefully designed to maximise a graduate's potential with work varying from key corporate processes to advising senior management and working on challenging project initiatives.

For the role, they want to see people who aren't afraid of taking on a challenge, they want people who know they can make communities better and people who care about their public sector colleagues and the work they are doing.

3. Generalist Scheme - Lloyd's

What you need to know: Based in London, with a salary of £26,000 and working with the oldest and most innovative Insurance firms in the world

What you need to show : Good academic record, a 2.2 or higher and sharp analytical skills and the ability to think laterally
Perfect role if you're interested in: Insurance, Accounting and Research and Analysis

Lloyd's are an iconic organisation to work for. They are innovative leaders in the Insurance sector and have a long history in the field. They have a 24 month programme and are looking for sharp, academic and analytical graduates to complete four placements in both the Corporation and the market covering claims, underwriting and broking.

Successful graduate applicants could manage relationships with international regulators or examine the potential impact of a catastrophe on Lloyd's itself. They might help underwriting specialists assess risks in the market or assist claims with assessing levels of loss. Wherever they are placed, they'll be guaranteed a fully rounded experience within Lloyd's.

2. Graduate Programmes - Isban

What you need to know: Based in locations across the UK, with a salary of £26,000 to £29,000 per year and to join the Technology division of the Santander Group
What you need to show : 2.1 Degree, strong analytical skills and passionate about technology and banking
Perfect role if you're interested in: Science and Technology, Computing and IT and Banking

Isban are the technology and development arm of the Santander Group and they have openings on their Graduate Programmes. Isban are the specialist company for the delivery of high quality process and change projects, applications development and maintenance; systems integration and the implementation of Santander Group software strategy.

They have openings in Retail Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Process and Change Consultancy and Finance. These are two-year programmes where successful applicants can expect to be fully integrated into the business and will be contributing from day one.

And the official #HottestjobsintheWorld is...

1. Higher Data Analytics Officers - HM Revenue & Customs

graduate jobs What you need to know: Earning between £28,780 and £32,379, working in locations up and down the UK and helping HMRC find those who avoid, evade and defraud their taxes
What you need to show : 2.2 degree in a numerate subject, experience of analysing data and be keen to learn to tools and how to use new software
Perfect role if you're interested in: Public Sector and Services and Research and Analysis

Jumping up from 3rd place last week, HM Revenue and Customs has rocketed to the top spot. And afer closer inspection of the job itself, it's no surprise to see why.

HMRC are always looking to clamp down on those who avoid, evade and defraud the UK Tax System. They are looking to employ Higher Data Analytics Officers to join their team to help ensure the government is receiving the revenue it is owed. Successful applicants will be gathering information from within and outside the UK, analysing it and helping us focus on those people who deliberately target the tax system through fraud, evasion and avoidance.

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