Study predicts Santa’s salary and job role

23 December 2019

As the levels of excitement in the run-up to Christmas reach fever pitch, City Lit, the adult training course provider, decided to embrace the festive spirit and release some fun facts about Father Christmas, what sort of courses he would enrol on and what his job title would be.

The study found that if Santa was *real* he would most likely be  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the North Pole and would command a basic salary of £120,000 per annum, in addition to a huge £30,000 bonus should all 2.2 billion children receive their Christmas presents in a timely fashion on Christmas morning.  

The company also identified the courses that would be most beneficial to Santa and his elves in order to help them prepare for 25 December every year.  The courses suggested for Santa were ‘meditation and stress management’, ‘contemporary culture’ and ‘data analysis and statistics’. These courses were designed to help him manage the stress of having such tight deadlines, to learn foreign languages and to help him to collect data from all 2.2 billion children he has to deliver presents to.

The courses that would help the elves were listed as ‘introduction to clothes making’, ‘jewellery making’ and ‘social media & blogging’. The skills obtained from these classes are more practical but would help Santa in his role ahead of the big day.

CIPP comment

The CIPP appreciates that this is not your archetypal News Online article but wanted to include it and to say to all of our members, we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2020!


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