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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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  • Event Sales Assistant; SouthamptonFEATURED JOB Paragon Acquisitions
    • £16,000-£30,000
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    Event Sales Assistant Friendly Competition + Leadership + Rapid Advancement Southampton Centre Paragon Acquisitions are looking for eager, motivated Event Sales Assistants that have entrepreneurial desires to help build a vision. Everyday... more details

  • Store Manager (Retail Ladies Fashion) Retail Choice
    • £14500 per annum
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    ... Ladies Fashion Retail stores based in Southampton. As a Store Manager they are looking for a well rounded and commercial ''Retail Manager'' who is both proactive in their approach and can work using their own initiative, fashion experience is highly... more details

  • Lettings Negotiator Total Jobs
    • £15k - 26k per year + commission
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    ...Lettings Negotiator WANTED!! £15, 000 upwards D.O.E plus commission (Circ 26k) Full time hours SOUTHAMPTON LOCATION · ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED ESTATE AGENT? · DO YOU HAVE LETTINGS EXPERIENCE? We are currently looking for an experienced Lettings... more details

  • Sales & Lettings Negotiator - Southampton Total Jobs
    • From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum Plus commission
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    ...Our client is one of the leading Letting Agents in Southampton with an enviable range or rental properties plus a growing selection of homes for sale. They are currently seeking an additional Sales & Lettings Negotiator to join the team... more details

  • Retail Sales & Promotions Assistant; Southampton Total Jobs
    • £15,000 to £25,000 per annum OTE
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    ...Retail Sales & Promotions Assistant Southampton Centre Do you enjoy working with customers? Do you want to be in control of your future? Do you thrive in a fun, challenging environment? If so – We might want to meet you! Paragon Acquisitions... more details

  • Retail Sales Assistant - URGENT
    • £18,000
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    ... and marketing company based in the heart of Southampton. Direct Selling and Marketing is fast becoming the preferred choice of many international clients and we are becoming an increasingly in demand way of distributing our products or services direct... 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.