Reducing reoffending & HS2

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Welcome to this week's #HottestjobsintheWorld - the top five most popular graduate jobs from the past week.

Every week we round-up the top five graduate positions getting job hunters excited. This week we have five amazing roles in a variety of fields, from national infrastructure projects to helping inform government policy.

So what's the hold up? Here are the official #HottestjobsintheWorld!

5. National Probation Service - Probation Officer

What you need to know: Nationwide opportunities, earning a competitive salary and working to help offenders rebuild their lives.

What you need to show: Emotional intelligence, experience with challenging behaviour and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Relevant sectors: Legal & Law, Management, Public Sector

The National Probation Service provides probation services across the UK which aim to reduce reoffending. The NPS seeks graduates to join the organisation as Probation Officers helping offenders to turn their lives around. Probation Officers work in hostels, visit prisons and attend court to support offenders. Successful applicants will also work towards a Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP).

4. Care Quality Commission - Intelligence Graduate Analyst

What you need to know: Based in London, earning £24,982 per annum plus benefits and using data to improve healthcare.

What you need to show: A 2:2 degree or higher, an understanding of the Care Quality Commission's work and strong quantitative and qualitative data skills.

Relevant sectors: Consultancy, Health, Public Sector, Research & Analysis

The Care Quality Commission is a public body responsible for ensuring standards of care are maintained and improved in both health and social services. The CQC needs an Intelligence Graduate Analyst to help improve standards of care through data analysis. The successful applicant will work with the company for two years on tasks ranging from reviewing quantitative information about providers to assess risk, to creating information packs to inform inspection teams.

3. HS2 - Graduate Programme

What you need to know: Based in the West Midlands, earning £26,000 a year and working on one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK.

What you need to show: A 2:2 degree or higher in a business or numerical subject, good data handling skills and strong communication skills.

Relevant sectors: Engineering, Management, Public Sector, Property

HS2, or High Speed 2, is a massive infrastructure project aiming to improve train links from London to Birmingham and the north. HS2 wants applications for its Graduate Programme. On the programme, graduates will spend two years rotating through different departments in the business. After two years graduates will join one of the following areas: Planning, Cost Analysis, Risk Analysis, Project Controls, Project Management or Business Management.

2. Shawbrook Bank - Graduate Leadership Programme

What you need to know: Based in London and the South East, earning a competitive salary and working on a two-year programme in Banking and Finance.

What you need to show: A 2:1 degree, a can-do attitude and pragmatic and personal values.

Relevant sectors: Accounting, Banking, Customer Service, Retail, Property, Finance

Shawbrook Bank is a specialist lending and savings business with a focus SME and consumer markets. The Bank requires applications for its Graduate Leadership Programme based in London and the South East. The programme last two years, during which time successful applicants will begin careers in Property Finance, Business Finance, Consumer Finance, Group Risk and Group Finance.

1. HMRC - Social Research Officers

What you need to know: Based in London, Liverpool or Manchester, earning a competitive salary and contributing to the policy debate.

What you need to show: A social science degree, strong data skills and fantastic statistical skills.

Relevant sectors: Public Sector, Finance, Research & Analysis

The winner of this week's #HottestjobsintheWorld is... HMRC's Social Research Officers!

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, or HMRC, wants Social Research Officers to help inform the policy debate. Social Research Officers undertake a range of duties and responsibilities, from analysing the impact of tax, to testing behavioural assumptions and completing qualitative research around tax-free childcare. The main focus for Social Research Officers is to inform ministers about policy to solve problems around the UK.