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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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  • .NET Developer - Online Film Rental Company - Southampton CWJobs I.T.
    • £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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    .NET Developer (ASP.NET, C#, C#.NET, dot NET, Web Application Development, .NET 4.5, WCF, ASP.NET MVC 5, SQL Server 2014, Agile, TDD, BDD, DDD, OSS, ALT.NET, CQRS, Urgent) In just over 5 years our client has established themselves as the world''s... more details

  • Chef Manager - Southampton
    • From £28,500 to £30,500 per annum Monday to Friday - Bank Holidays O
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    ...Chef Manager Outstanding food based Contract Caterer. Southampton £30’000 per annum Monday to Friday A busy location feeding in the region of 250 per day. An amount of hospitality on site but experience in this area is important. This site... more details

  • Senior Product Manager Total Jobs
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    ...Summary This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Product Manager to join a market leading FCMG / healthcare leader based in the head office near to Southampton Client Details This is an exciting opportunity to join a market leading FMCG... more details

  • Software Test Engineer CWJobs I.T.
    • £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
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    Software Tester - £28, 000-£32, 000 + Benefits We are looking for a Software Tester to join one of the UK''s leading payment and loyalty solutions provider for retailing industries across Europe. Our client is looking for an ambitious Software... more details

  • Retail Store Manager- Southampton Total Jobs
    • £22400.00 - £23460.00 per annum + Bonus
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    ...Zachary Daniels Retail Recruitment are looking to recruit a dynamic Store Manager who has a passion for customer service who wants to work with this premium & creative accessories brand in Southampton. Working with this business provides... 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.