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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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  • Business Development ManagerFEATURED JOB Forever Living
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    Self-employed Business Development Manager to coach, lead and develop a team. A world leading company that specialises in natural health and nutrition, with a £50 million UK turnover, is looking for honest, dependable and self motivated team... more details

  • Front End Developer - Southampton - up to £25,000 CWJobs I.T.
    • £2500 - £22500 per annum + benefits
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    ...Front End Developer is required to join a growing and nationally recognised company from their head office based on the outskirts of Southampton. The role of Front End Developer will involve helping to maintain and develop their web presence... more details

  • Customer Service Advisor/ Hospitality Receptionist Adzuna
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    ... is to clinical excellence, patient safety and infection control. At Spire Southampton Hospital we have 79 beds, 12 consulting rooms and 5 theatres and treat patients from all across the South of England, as well as overseas. We are proud of our ability to off... more details

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    ...TRADE SALESPERSON Competitive basic salary, uncapped commission, employee discounts, pension scheme, excellent training and career development programme Located a few hundred yards from the Southampton Football ground, Magnet’s Southampton store... more details

  • ERP Implementer / Developer - Southampton, Hampshire - £30k CWJobs I.T.
    • £25000 - £30000 per annum
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    ...ERP Implementer / Developer - Southampton, Hampshire - £30k ERP Implementer / Developer required to join my client, a leading software house in Southampton. The role is multi-dimensional and requires a dynamic individual. You will be involved... more details

  • ...iD Staffing have an amazing opportunity to join their agency books We’re currently hiring a Brand Ambassador to represent Nespresso coffee machines within Currys, Southampton. If you’re successful in representing Nespresso on this opportunity you... more details

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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.