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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
    • £20,000+
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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

  • Head Chef - Southampton - Bella Italia
    • Upto 21k per year GBP
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    ...Head Chef - Southampton Above Bar - Bella Italia An exciting opportunity for a Head Chef position for our Restaurant in Southampton Above Bar has become available. Tragus is one of the UK''s largest restaurant businesses, with over 200 sites based... more details

  • Floor Manager Adzuna
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    ...This edgy and clothing retailer is looking for an exceptional floor manager to assist the management in delivering in one of its most high profile and high turnover stores in Southampton. This is an opportunity for a trend conscious manager... more details

  • Web Developer Southampton Big Brand Client £25k Jobg8
    • £20000.00 - £25500.00
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    ...Title: Website Developer Location: Southampton Duration: Permanent Salary: circa £25k Key skills, HTML, CSS, .NET, Javascript, JQuery, Object Oriented principles, A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Web Developer within a well established... more details

  • Receptionist - Southampton Total Jobs
    • From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
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    ...Our client''s are a successful, large organisation who are seeking to recruit a new receptionist for their busy office in central Southampton! An overall professional appearance and manner is required as the Receptionist is the first point... more details

  • Recruitment Consultant - Chef Specialist - Hampshire
    • Unspecified Competitive + Commission + Benefits
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    ...Recruitment Consultant – Chef Specialist - Southampton The Package £Competitive + Commission  + Company Benefits + Overtime  The Company Multi-million pound turnover, extremely successful company specialising in Catering & Hospitality... 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.