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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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  • Loss Prevention Merchandiser Retail Choice
    • £42000 - £45000 per annum
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    Loss Prevention Merchandiser South Coast £45, 000 Role To Partner a Commercial Board member and their teams to enable the delivery of agreed plans to achieve stockloss budget by supporting, educating and coaching. Identify opportunities to reduce... more details

  • Business Development Specialist - Cruise Company Total Jobs
    • £21k - 30k per year
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    ...Business Development Executive Southampton TO £23, 000 + Commission My client is a market leading cruise company who are looking to add strong business development executives to their growing team. The ideal candidates will be strong, motivated... more details

  • Sales Consultant - Southampton - 16 Hour Contract Retail Choice
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    The Role We are seeking a Sales Consultant to join our family on a 16 hour contract inclusive of evening and weekend shifts. As a Sales Consultant you will be accountable for delivering individual and store sales targets through: •Building... more details

  • Supply Planner Adzuna
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    ...As a market leader in the cruise industry, we operate spectacular ships all over the world. Join us as a Supply Planner within our Southampton head office and you''ll go far too. The overall purpose of this role is to to maximise availability... more details

  • Digital Marketing / Online Merchandiser - Great Company! Total Jobs
    • From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum Salary dependent on experience
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    We are currently recruiting for a Digital Marketing specialist to work for a company within the retail sector. This is a very busy role that provides great experience within ecommerce, so is ideal for a recent graduate. You will be working within a... 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.