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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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  • Trainee shed makerFEATURED JOB Salisbury Shed Company
    • £6.95 - £7.20 per hour depending on age
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    Small family business requires reliable staff. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills in a small woodworking shop making Garden Sheds. You should enjoy working both inside & out, as all products are erected on site. Therefore a full... more details

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    • Pension + Holiday + Flexible benefits
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    ...PA to Marketing Director Permanent Southampton We have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Assistant to provide a complete, first class secretarial and administrative support service to the Wealth Marketing Director and key team members. Key... more details

  • Contract JavaScript Developer (ReactJS) CWJobs I.T.
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    ...Role: Contract JavaScript Developer (ReactJS) Location: Southampton Duration: 6 - 8 weeks (initially) I am seeking a talented and experienced Contract JavaScript Developer to join my client in Southampton. The ideal candidate will need to have... more details

  • Office Administrator Total Jobs
    • From £14,500 to £16,500 per annum (depending on experience)
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    ...Office Administrator Location: Southampton Salary: £14, 500 - £16, 500 per annum (depending on experience) Job Type: Full-Time (Monday to Friday 8.30am until 5.30pm) Team Brain Injury Support are looking for a bright, switched on Administrator... more details

  • Byron Chef''s of all Level, Southampton
    • From £7.20 to £8.25 per hour + tronc
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    Chefs at Byron At Byron we do a simple thing, and we do it properly. We use the freshest ingredients, our beef is delivered every single day to our restaurants.Everything is prepared fresh.The only thing in our freezer is Ice cream and french fries!... more details

  • Customer Service Administrator Jobsite
    • £16500 pa + Benefits + Holiday
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    ...Job Title: Customer Service Administrator - 10 month fixed term contract available - potential to go perm / have contract extension Location: Southampton Salary: £16, 500 + Benefits + Holiday Our client is currently looking for a number... more details

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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.