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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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  • Part time Accounts Administrator Total Jobs
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    Location: SO40 Position: Part Time Permanent Hours : 3 Half Days a week (Flexible) Salary: £8.00 per hour Main Duties: · Payroll using Sage Line 50 · Credit Control · General Administration · Answering emails and the telephone Skills/Experience: ·... more details

  • Facilities Assistant Career Structure
    • £15000.00 - £16000.00 per annum
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    ...Facilities / Maintenance Assistant, Southampton, Circa £16, 000 working for an Academy MUST DRIVE Your new company You will be working for an Academy based in Southampton. Your new role You will be supporting the Site Facilities Manager... more details

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  • Software Development Manager (PHP, JAVA, AGILE) - Southampton CWJobs I.T.
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    ...Software Development Manager PHP, Java, JavaScript, Angular, Agile , SCRUM Southampton, Hampshire ££ highly competitive salary with comprehensive benefits We are seeking an experienced and motivated Software Development Manager to work with a market... more details

  • Linux System Administrator - up to £35k CWJobs I.T.
    • £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
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    ...Linux System Administrator Hampshire; Southampton £20, 000 - £35, 000 + Benefits An exciting opportunity for enthusiastic Linux Administrator / Linux Engineer to join a dynamic and very successful software specialist based in Hampshire. Previous... more details

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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.

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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.