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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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  • Sales Consultant Furniture Retailer Total Jobs
    • £15,000 per annum Plus Benefits
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    ...Sales Consultant – Furniture Retailer   Southampton, Hampshire   £15, 000 Basic Plus 13 Weeks’ of Guaranteed Commission (OTE £64, 000), Permanent Health Insurance, Pension, Paid Holiday, Generous Staff Discounts, Paid Holiday, Life Assurance (after... more details

  • Branch Manager - Southampton Accessorize Retail Choice
    • £28,000 per annum
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    ...Do you want to be part of a global brand who are passionate about your development? We''re looking for an experienced Branch Manager to join our busy Southampton Accessorize branch. This store has a turnover of around £1.8 million and a team of 20... more details

    • Competitive salary + prestigious company benefits + Training
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    PARKHOUSE HAMPSHIRE Owned and operated by Scotland’s oldest family jeweller, our client has been delivering watch and jewellery ownership dreams since 1794. Today, top watch brands such as Patek Phillipe, Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Tudor, Chopard, IWC,... more details

  • Residential Property Manager - Southampton Total Jobs
    • From £17,000 to £22,000 per annum Depending on Experience
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    ...Residential Property Manager – Southampton - £17K-£22K Depending upon Experience My clients are looking for a self-motivated and diligent Property Manager to help manage their portfolio of Residential & Holiday managed properties from the busy... more details

  • Member Services and Events Coordinator Total Jobs
    • £11,875 per annum (18 hours per week)
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    ... and Events Coordinator, where you will be the main point of contact for their members in Southampton. As a Member Services and Events Coordinator you will provide an outstanding level of customer service, support and advice to both members and potential... 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.