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Southampton is a large enough city to generate a fantastic range of jobs. Within the urban sprawl of Southampton and surrounding districts are one million people and the industries they work for are spread across manufacturing, health, education, media, tourism and finance - plus many more. But it's not just the size - the geographical location of Southampton favours a wonderful mix of potential careers. The docks are a gateway to the world for exporters - and a gateway to the UK for importers. And the city's position on shipping routes has also made it a favourite for the large cruise liners (including the Titanic back in 1912!). Southampton also sits close to the beautiful Hampshire countryside, the New Forest and South Downs National Park, so tourism is another buoyant industry. And it's proximity to other major cities such as Portsmouth, Winchester, Basingstoke, Reading and even London make it a convenient location for larger businesses with district offices.

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    ... in England. They are now looking for a deputy chef manager for one of their developments based in Southampton, Hampshire. This luxury care home has 72 plus individual apartments arranging from studios to 2 bedroom flats with around 100 patrons living within... more details

  • General Manager with Progression - Southampton
    • £28k - 30k per year + an excellent £12,000 Bonus
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    ...General Manager with Progression Job Title:      General Manager Location:      Southampton Salary:  £28, 000 to £30, 000 plus an excellent £12, 000 Bonus My Client is a relatively new group of restaurants who were recently earmarked as one to watch... more details

  • Head Chef Lounges Southampton Adzuna
    • £25k - 30k per year
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    ...Exciting opportunity for a Head Chef to join an outstanding team in Southampton and become part of our rapidly developing award-winning concept The Lounges are a rapidly growing group of neighbourhood café bars, recently recognised as ‘Operators... more details

  • Legal Secretary
    • £17,000
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    ...Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant - Private Client - Southampton - £17, 000 - £20, 000 An exciting opportunity has arisen in Southampton within a vibrant and expanding law firm for a Legal Secretary to support a partner in the Private... more details

  • Chef de partie and sous chef - various positions
    • From £18,000 to £27,000 per annum
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    ...Chef de partie and sous chef positions for leading hotels and restaurants across Southampton & Hampshire. We are currently recruiting for a number of chef de partie & sous chef positions including ROSETTE Restaurants, 3&4* Hotels... more details

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Southampton Essential Jobseeker Information


The docks, airport, roads and railway make Southampton a logical choice for anyone looking for a career in distribution - or transport logistics as it's also known. There was a time when a job in this industry meant nothing more than an HGV licence and a willingness to drive for long hours. But today it's a real science with the business acumen to move goods around in the cheapest and quickest way able to make a company millions of pounds. Future managers are increasingly needing a degree or HND when they enter the industry but you'll certainly need qualifications in business studies or economics to demonstrate you've got what it takes to climb the career ladder. You'll also need IT and personnel skills.


Southampton is perhaps rather late in creating a Cultural Quarter to the city. Most cities have had one for years but Southampton has just begun work on theirs which will incorporate museums, libraries, galleries, theatres and the like and will look to bring hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to the city. Of course, Southampton already has much of the above offering attractive careers but bringing them all together in one 'quarter' will maximise their potential and increase employment in this sector.

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Other major employers in the city include Ordnance Survey (the map people) who moved their headquarters to the city in 2011, retail centres such as West Quay and Southampton City Council. B&Q was created in Southampton in 1969 and has grown to be a world leader with stores all over the world. They have a large presence in the Southampton area including their Store Support Office at Eastleigh.