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.
Multi skilled trades person required for daily maintenance in all trades with council/housing association/commercial and private sector. Experienced and reliable multi trades person to work on own and sometimes within a busy team. must have... more details
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Qualified Carpenter required for daily maintenance and site project work. Work includes council/housing association and schools. Fully qualified apprentice served required for 1st and 2nd fix carpentry. Approx 45 hours per week and to be on 24 hour... more details
...Recruitment Consultant | IT | Southampton Due to expansion for our Southampton based client, a new opportunity has become available for a Recruitment Consultant to join a growing and successful business within IT. Our client is offering £20k - £25k... more details
...Job Title: Sales Assistant (Driving Licence required) Salary & Benefits: £7954 per annum Hours: 20 hours per week Location: Southampton, SO15 0LE One of the UK’s largest paint manufacturers, my Client is a well established household name... more details
...Bridgewater Resources UK is recruiting for a large group of market-leading businesses supplying a wide range of electrical equipment to business and trade customers. The Southampton office requires a Graduate Business Trainee to join... more details
Our client is a leading Utility company with a dedicated Power Division. Due to expansion plans and an increase in workload they are currently looking to strengthen their Administration department. KEY ESSENTIALS: As Depot Administrator your role... more details
...Trainee Recruitment Consultant Southampton Due to expansion for our Southampton based client, a new opportunity has become available for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to join a growing and successful business within Engineering. Our client... more details
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.
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.