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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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  • Showroom Sales ManagerFEATURED JOB Wolseley UK
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    Are you looking to be a part of something new and exciting? Are you passionate about customer service and thrive leading a successful team?! We're opening a fantastic new Showroom in Bournemouth and need an enthusiastic, driven Showroom Sales... more details

  • Showroom Sales Consultant FEATURED JOB Wolseley UK
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    Are you a creative and passionate sales representative who thrives on providing outstanding customer service? We're opening a fantastic new Showroom in Bournemouth and need an enthusiastic, driven Showroom Sales Consultant to join us!... more details

  • Counter / Store Manager Total Jobs
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    ... in Debenhams, Southampton. As the Counter Manager, you will be responsible for the training and development of staff, ensuring they are proactive in driving stock and sales through their business, performing and coaching exceptional cu... more details

  • Customer Technical Manager Total Jobs
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    ...Job Title; Customer Technical Manager Skills; FMCG, Food Safety, HACCP, NEBOSH Salary; £44, 000 per annum Location; Southampton The Opportunity Our client is a leading food manufacturer with an extremely rich heritage and produces one of the UK... more details

  • Chef de Partie - Southampton - £7.50ph - Hotel
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    ...Chef de Partie – Southampton - £7.50ph - Hotel - Central Location The role: Chef de Partie required for this Hotel situated in the Centre of Southampton. The relaxed restaurant operates an impressive menu with a wide selection of dishes... more details

  • Store Operations Manager Adzuna
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    ...Location Southampton Job Type Permanent Salary Range 21, 500 - 21, 500/Annum Category Retail and Wholesale Posted 12 November 2015 Email me jobs like this Email to a friend Save Apply Now We have an exciting opportunity for a Store Operations... more details

  • Temporary Service Desk Administrator Total Jobs
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    ...Location: Southampton   Contract type: Temporary – 4 to 6 months Salary: £8.00 per hour To administer the electronic Quality Management System in support of UK change management activities. Hours being Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m... 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.