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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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  • IT Engineer Apprentice - 747 Total Jobs
    • National minimum apprenticeship wage is 2.73 per hour as of October 20
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    ...Our client based in Nursling, Southampton are looking to recruit an ambitious and forward thinking apprentice to work in I.T support within the business. They seek someone who has the following attributes: The ability to solve problems quickly... more details

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    • £22K OTE, uncapped bonuses
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  • Permanent Part Time Kitchen Assistant - Southampton - £7.50 PH Total Jobs
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    ...Permanent Part Time Kitchen Assistant - Southampton - £7.50 per hour 20 hours per week at an hourly rate of £7.50 per hour. Established and successful company, Red Funnel Group, is looking for a Permanent Part Time Kitchen Assistant to join... more details

  • Retail Sales Assistant Adzuna
    • 250 - 350 per week OTE
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    Retail Sales Assistant ExSell7 has been established to find the niche in the market for the need of expertise in the face to face customer acquisition for some of the largest clients in the UK & Internationally. With powerful networks and strong... more details

    • £20k per year + Parking
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    ...Sales Administrator  Southampton, Hampshire (commutable from Eastleigh, Fareham, Chandler''s Ford, near M27) £20, 000 1 Year Fixed Term Contract - Days Monday - Friday 35 Hours a week Sales Administrator available for candidates looking to join... 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.