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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

  • Recruitment Consultant - Construction Career Structure
    • £17500.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Car + 20 days
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    ...Recruitment Consultant Location: Southampton Desk: Construction Perm and Construction Temp Desks Salary up to £17, 500 to £35, 000 + Uncapped Commission As global experts in specialist recruitment, Hays is currently on the lookout for talented... more details

  • Sub Agent Career Structure
    • From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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    ...A well established civil engineering company with an office basedin Southampton, is looking for highly motivated Sub Agents, the ideal candidate will have worked in the industry for around 4 or more years, have a qualification in Civil Engineering... more details

  • Assistant Manager Southampton Area 24,000 to 29,0 Adzuna
    • 24000 - 29000/annum Monthly Bonus 4k - 6k pa
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    ...Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager, Store Manager, Trading Manager, Retail, High Street, Supermarket, Discount, Southampton, Portsmouth area This is an opportunity for an experienced retail manager to join a highly successful and expanding business... more details

  • Retail Sales Assistant - URGENT
    • £18,000
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    ... in the UK • Consider yourself as fun, energetic & self driven • Are looking for a chance to work in a vibrant environment • Have a strong work-ethic and desire to succeed • Are able to commute to Southampton Town Centre Expected earnings are betwee... more details

  • ICA Design Engineer Career Structure
    • competitive
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    ...My Client based in the water industry is looking for an ICA Design Engineer to be based in Southampton, on a 3 month contract. We''re urgently looking for the following experience to start a week on Monday. Experience with Water (ideally waste water... 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.