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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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  • Retail Advisor - Southampton - Above Bar Total Jobs
    • £14800 - £18800 per annum
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    O2 & Telefónica Technology is amazing. It transforms how people communicate, have fun, play, explore, interact, work, shop, pay, share and learn. At O2, we open up the possibilities of technology and what it can do to improve people’s lives.... more details

  • Assistant Store Manager Retail Choice
    • Competitive
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    ...Assistant Store Manager - Merchandising - Southampton - (000360.37) Primary Purpose: T he Assistant Store Manager - Merchandising drives sales growth by overseeing the product lifecycle and has a primary duty of management, actively directing... more details

  • South Coast Area Manager Retail Choice
    • £40000 - £45000 per annum + package
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    ... Southampton. This role will be reporting into the Regional Manager so give you a platform to grow and develop into an Area Manager. The business is really customer focused and they want someone with genuine passion to join the team Description As the Sout... more details

  • Care Coordinator/Scheduler/Planner Total Jobs
    • From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
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    ...We are seeking an experienced Care Coordinator/Scheduler/Planner looking for the next stage in their career in the Fareham/Southampton area of Hampshire. Our client specialises in providing a consistent bespoke quality companionship & befriender... more details

  • Career Path - Consultancy sell - NOT cold calling- Keen to learn? Total Jobs
    • £15k - 18k per year + Excellent earning potential and prospects
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    ... to earn from £400.00 to £1500 per month in (uncapped)plus as you develop. You wil develop your sales ability - this is not a Cold calling position - This is a professional Business environment Based in the Southampton area, you will have gained experience... 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.