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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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  • Chef de PartieFEATURED JOB Pitcher & Piano
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    We’re looking for an experienced, passionate Chef de Partie to join our kitchen team, an experienced Chef with bags of passion for the industry. A Chef who is hard working and dedicated, a Chef with experience working with fresh ingredients, in a... more details

  • Local TeacherFEATURED JOB EF Language Travel
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    Local Teacher EF language Travel Bournemouth – Bournemouth EF Language Travel is the world’s leading educational travel provider; offering students the opportunity to spend 2 – 4 weeks abroad, improving their language skills and participating in a... more details

  • Digitial Marketing Coordinator Part TimeFEATURED JOB Pavilion Dance South West
    • £14,500 to £17,500 pro rata
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    Exciting opportunity at Pavilion Dance South West Pavilion Dance South West is the strategic lead for dance development across the region, with a state of the art venue right by the beach in sunny Bournemouth, and an important national remit. We... more details

  • Sales and Marketing AssistantFEATURED JOB Really Simple Systems
    • £18K to £20K plus bonus
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    An exciting opportunity to launch your sales and marketing career as part of an ambitious business with market leading products and services. You will act as the first point of contact for sales enquiries and help maintain day to day marketing... more details

  • Assistant/Deputy Manager - Southampton Restaurant & Bar - £27k
    • From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum plus bonus!
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    ...Assistant / Deputy General Manager Profit Share Bonus Scheme! Salary of up to £27, 000 Expanding, successful company Southampton Restaurant All fresh produce Opportunities for Future Progression This is an exciting opportunity for an Assistant... more details

  • New Business Sales Executive Total Jobs
    • From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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    ...New Business Sales Executive £25, 000 - £35, 000 Outskirts of Southampton As an expert in your field you will be responsible for generating new enquiries for our global client.You will be selling IT solutions and service to channel partners of major... more details

  • Cash Converters Store Manager Total Jobs
    • From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum Salary to include profit related bon
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    ... offer, but more recently we have introduced a number of personal finance products such as pawn broking, cash for gold, cash advance and personal loans. We now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Store Manager in the Southampton area... more details

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  • General Manager
    • From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum Tips are paid on a monthly basis and
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    ...General Manager at The Bugle Hamble, Southampton  A historic waterside pub located on Hamble Marina The Company Ideal Collection is an award winning hospitality company with 6 unique venues across Hampshire. Our success comes from a united approach... more details

  • ... as a charity fundraiser in Southampton. With a fantastic fun team spirit, a flat hourly rate and uncapped bonuses, what more can you want? Experienced door to door fundraisers also required. Hourly pay - £7-£10 per hour, uncapped bonuses. (£20k-£25k OTE... 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.