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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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  • Waiters, Bar tenders, BaristasFEATURED JOB THE SHIP YARD
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    We are a new business looking for passionate people to join our team. more details

  • Shop assistant - Two part time positions availableFEATURED JOB Nurture them naturally
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    We are hiring! We are looking for 2 part time staff assistants to join this ever growing natural heath pet shop based in Gosport The role will include general shop work including till work, stock taking, cleaning and tidying. A keen interest... more details

  • Sales Assistant | No Experience Needed Total Jobs
    • £250-450 per week (average earnings)
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    ...SALES ASSISTANT; SOUTHAMPTON Phoenix Premier Acquisitions is a super busy event sales and marketing company with several immediate openings in our Southampton Centre branch. WE''RE PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER: Flexible Hours (full time, part time... more details

  • Deputy Manager luxury and Gifts : Southampton Retail Choice
    • From £16,000 to £17,000 per annum Basic up to £17k + Bonus
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    ...Manager, Deputy Manager, supervisor, Luxury, Fine Foods, Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Beverage, Gifts, Southampton, Deputy Manager Southampton .This high end brand has an exciting future built on its heritage and is a lovely place to work. It... more details

  • Medical Secretary Total Jobs
    • £7.37 - £11.18 per hour
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    ...Temporary Position - Medical Secretary -From £7.37 - £11.18 p/h - Southampton Our client based in Southampton has a temporary vacancy for a Medical Secretary. The successful candidate should be able to provide an efficient and comprehensive... more details

  • Ward Administrator Adzuna
    • £7.20 per hour
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    ...At Spire Southampton Hospital we have 79 beds, 12 consulting rooms and 5 theatres and treat patients from all across the South of England, as well as overseas. We are proud of our ability to offer complex procedures, due to our newly updated... more details

  • Part Time Retail Store Sales Executive Total Jobs
    • £14,866 per annum
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    ...Part Time Retail Store Sales Executive – Southampton Salary £14, 866 pa (pro rata based on available hours per week) plus bonus plus amazing benefits Shift pattern – This is a 20 hour vacancy across Saturdays and Sundays and will include at least 1... 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.