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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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  • Field Sales Advisor Total Jobs
    • £34,000 OTE (uncapped) plus amazing benefits
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    ...Field Sales Advisor – Southampton £14, 040 - £16, 500 Location dependant, Basic salary. £34, 000 OTE. Generous uncapped commission, first year earnings circa £45, 000, Company car, Mobile phone, Tablet + Amazing benefits You''ve probably seen Virgin... more details

  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Residential - £25k + Package Career Structure
    • £23k - 27k per year + package
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    ...My Client is a Developer that has a multiple phased Development over 10 years that has just started in Southampton. They are looking for a Graduate Surveyor to join their existing team who has a degree in Quantity Surveying or Construction... more details

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    ...Exciting Opportunity-Trainee Jeweller-Southampton (Ernest Jones) *you will be required to work 5 out of 7 days including weekends* Do you have a passion for Jewellery? Are you looking for a unique opportunity working for the UK’s largest and most... more details

  • Sales Consultant SOUTHAMPTON Total Jobs
    • £15,000 per annum OTE £24,000
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    ...We are looking for people to join our team in our new store in Southampton. This is an exciting opportunity for positive, enthusiastic people with excellent people skills to join a fun, fast-growing entrepreneurial company. We offer: Competitive... more details

  • Assistant Manager - Southampton Restaurant&Bar - £27k
    • £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + plus bonus!
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    ...Assistant Manager Profit Share Bonus Scheme Salary of up to £27, 000 Expanding, successful company Southampton Restaurant All fresh produce Opportunities for Future Progression This is an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Manager 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.