Southampton Job Vacancies

5,953 Local Jobs From The UK's Leading Job Sites

Job Prospects in Southampton

Weather vane on Southampton's Harbour Board office

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.

Latest Jobs in Southampton (5,953 local vacancies)

Featured Jobs

  • Sous Chef - Southampton - Head Chef Role in 6 Months- Boom! 25k Caterer.com
    • £21000 - £25000 per annum + 8k Bonus & Training to Head Chef Role
    • added

    ARE YOU A SOUS CHEF LOOKING FOR SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL WITH BIG COMPANY STABILITY?? WANT AWARD WINNING TRAINING? WANT TO BE WORKING WITH THE INDUSTRIES TOP PEOPLE?? READ ON.. Sous Chef / Senior Sous Chef - AWARD WINNING TRAINING Sous Chef / Senior... more details

  • Administrative Assistant Adzuna
    • 15000
    • added

    ... in Southampton. You will provide administrative support by completing a variety of tasks, these will include opening, sending and handing out post and DX internally and externally, completing scanning for the company and photcopying. There will also be an element... more details

  • Assistant Manager - Southampton Monster
    • 19000-19000 GBP Per Year
    • added

    ...Assistant Store Manager Southampton £19, 000 Per annum Fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Store Manager to join a leading fashion and luxury jewellery retailer in Southampton. To be a successful Assistant Store Manager for this retailer you... more details

  • Apprentice Divisional Assistant Adzuna
    • 10k - 10500 pa
    • added

    ...Options Resourcing is rapidly expanding, privately owned recruitment business based out of offices in Central London, Haywards Heath, Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham. Options recruit blue and white collar temporary, permanent and contract staff... more details

  • Charity Fundraiser - Full Training in Southampton - Start ASAP! Monster
    • £20K-£22K + Bonuses
    • added

    ...Charity Fundraiser - Full Training Provided - Southampton! Part-time and full-time roles. Are you Friendly, outgoing and a great conversationalist, who`s happy to talk to anybody and everybody? Looking for a Company: * That is Multi award... more details

  • To receive email alerts with new jobs like these, simply enter your email address below

5,953 local vacancies

More Latest Jobs »

Southampton Essential Jobseeker Information

Distribution

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.

Culture

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.

Local Jobs

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.