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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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  • Howdens Joinery Business Developer - Southampton Total Jobs
    • £10,000 per annum
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    Job Details Howdens Joinery is seeking an apprentice for a Business Development role within their business. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of the top companies in the U.K, whilst gaining excellent prospects and training throughout... more details

  • Sales Advisor - 20 Hours - Mandarin Speaker - Southampton Total Jobs
    • £7500.00 - £8160.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
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    ... and outgoing Part time Sales Assistant ( 20 Hours per week) that can speak mandarin in Southampton. This person needs to have great customer service skills and high levels of energy. They are looking for someone who would fit in with their team and become part... more details

  • Merchandiser x 8 Jobsite
    • £85 - £101 per shift
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    ...My client requires 8 merchandisers to work across Southampton and Hampshire to support them in store development. You will work as part of a team to refresh stores and refit stores. The work is predominately nights with typical start times... more details

  • Facilities Manager - Global HQ in Southampton Jobsite
    • £250 - £300 p day
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    To provide the best place to work, so HQ teams can support the stores to become the best place to shop and ensure our visitors have a wonderful experience when visiting HQ. Supporting the FM team and other business functions to produce an engaging,... more details

  • Retail Assistant Total Jobs
    • £5.70 - 7.60 per hour
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    ...Farmfoods is currently seeking a Retail Assistant to join us in Southampton. The successful applicant will receive a competitive basic salary, working a Part Time pattern of 10 hours over 2 days. Farmfoods are a family business with ambition. We... 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.