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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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  • Test AnalystFEATURED JOB MNP Media
    • £24,000
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    OVERALL ROLE PURPOSE: •As a member of the Testing team, you will be responsible for carrying out functional and user acceptance testing on a wide variety of innovative applications and back end solutions. •All MNP roles have an 80/20% split... more details

  • Senior Integration Specialist - Southampton - £55,000-65,000 CWJobs I.T.
    • £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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    My client, a leading retail multi-national, is seeking a Senior Integration Specialist as part of a significant strategic programme. This new opportunity would suit an Integration Specialist with knowledge across IT infrastructure, with experience... more details

  • Warehouse Reach Truck / Fork Lift Driver - Full-time - Southampton Total Jobs
    • From £8.45 to £9.79 per hour (subject to experience)
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    ...Warehouse Reach Truck / Fork Lift Driver - Full-time - Southampton Distribution Centre As a member of our Warehouse Team, you will be responsible for ensuring stock is picked efficiently and effectively to be shipped to all stores across the region... more details

  • Retail Sales Assistant | Southampton Jobsite
    • £300-£500 ote paid weekly
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    ...Retail and Event Sales Assistant; No Experience Required Office Location: Southampton, Hampshire Events and Retail Locations: Throughout the South East Legal Minimum Age Requirement: 18 Bravington Capital are the fastest growing event marketing... more details

  • QA Engineer, 30-35k - Southampton CWJobs I.T.
    • £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
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    ...QA Engineer, 30-35k - Southampton Austin Fraser is currently recruiting for a QA Engineer to join the testing team at a growing and expanding payment solutions company in Southampton. The successful candidate will be working closely with developers... more details

  • Lettings Negotiator - Southampton Letting Agent Total Jobs
    • £14000 - £18000 per annum
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    ...- Southampton, Hampshire - £14, 000 to £18, 000 (plus commission) - Full time This lettings agency is now recruiting! Want to earn good money with a great bonus structure? Want to be part of a rapidly growing young company? They are looking... 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.