Graduate jobs and internships in Portsmouth

Jobs in Portsmouth

Are you looking for a job in Portsmouth or the surrounding area? Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, and is the UK's only island city. The city is located to the south of London and Southampton and is the only city in the UK with a higher population density than London.

An important naval port, Portsmouth is home to HMS Victory, the world's oldest naval ship still in use. The Spinnaker tower is located on Portsmouth Harbour and is the tallest landmark in the UK outside of London. HMNB Portsmouth is the largest dockyard for the Royal Navy

A substantial proportion of Portsmouth's population work at the city's naval dockyard, which is connected to the headquarters of BAE Systems Surface Ships. Portsmouth is home to the European Headquarters of IBM and the UK headquarters of Zurich Financial Services and Northrop Grumman are located in the city. Due to the flourishing local economy and improved transport links, the number of commercial stores in Portsmouth has increased significantly over the past years. Portsmouth is amongst the top ten cities in the UK for economic growth.

According to Nomis, the employment rate in Portsmouth is slightly lower than the employment rate for the South East and Great Britain as a whole.

The top employment sectors in the Portsmouth include:

  • Public administration
  • Education
  • Health
  • Tourism and hospitality

Looking for the ideal company to carry out your internship or placement year?

Work experience is often invaluable, however, it can be difficult to decide where to carry out your internship, placement year or apply for a graduate job. The top graduate employers in the South East of England (Portsmouth) include: British Army, Hampshire County Council, BAE Systems, Boots, Kent County Council, Southampton Solent University, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), University of Oxford, Atkins, Enterprise, IBM, Specsavers, Thames Valley Police, Vodafone, Balfour Beatty, Ernst & Young, Qinetiq, Surrey County Council, Thales, West Sussex County Council, AMEC, BP, CGI Group, East Sussex County Council, Explore Learning, Hewlett Packard, Home Retail Group, Jacobs Engineering, Laing O'Rourke, Lloyd's Pharmacy. You can find more apprenticeship, internship, placement and graduate job opportunities on Wizbii.

Recruitment open days, recruitment fairs and other events

There are a number of recruitment days and career events in Aberdeen designed to help you find a job. To take part in recruitment days, bring along an up-to-date CV and, if you already have an idea what company you would like to work for, you should also bring a cover letter. Open day recruitment events are beneficial for both employers and potential employees as they allow employers to analyse how candidates act in a social setting and also provide the opportunity to advertise their business or company. Types of work opportunities on offer at these events include internships, industrial work placements, temporary and permanent contracts and graduate jobs.

The University of Portsmouth organises the annual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, which is one of the largest Graduate Recruitment Fairs on the South Coast of England. The fair is open to all current students and graduates, who have the chance to meet employers and find out more about graduate job and placement opportunities within a variety of well-known companies. Past employers in attendance have included: ACCA, Airbus Defence and Space, BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty, BMT Group, BMW Group, Bouygues UK, Capgemini, CIMA, CIPFA, Enterprise Rent A Car, Estee Lauder Companies/Whitman, EY, FDM Group, IBM UK, Majestic Wine, Microsoft, New Look, PwC, Thales UK, Volkswagen Financial Services, amongst many others.

The University of Portsmouth also organises a variety of other career fairs throughout the year including: Part-time Jobs Fair, Teaching Fair, Volunteering Fair, Insight Into Working Abroad and SEES Fair.

Average salary for graduates in Portsmouth

The average salary for graduates working in Portsmouth is £24,436, but can vary depending on job sector, ranging from £21,500 to £26,739.

If you live in Portsmouth and are a student or a graduate looking for a job, internship or work placement, you now have all the information you need to find the job of your dreams.

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Role area Retail · Contract type Permanent · Job reference HRGYT304905 · Location Portsmouth PO6 1RR · Customer Service Advisor – the role: You will be an advocate for the Argos...

Position based in Portsmouth MRF (Material Recovery Facility), Hampshire PO3 5QH. Closing date 7th June 2018 Hours - 6.00am-2.30pm & 2.30pm-11.00pm Our employees...

The variety and pace that comes with every shift as a Customer Assistant at Lidl needs dedication and flexibility. Our stores are open Monday to Sunday so you'll need to be able to work weekdays or we...

Job tile: Customer Service Advisor Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 5NY Salary: Competitive with excellent Veolia benefits Grade: L4.R1 About Veolia...

  Location Portsmouth, Hampshire ·  Salary £18,000.00/Year ·  Category Sales & Retail - Customer Services ·  Job type Permanent ·  Industry Sales and Retail ·  External Reference SA1705 We are...

Job Description Are you a retail lover with a passion for customer service? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals with the right attitude to join our store as a Retail Assistant. Whether...

ENGIE are recruiting for  Building Craftspersons (Multi Trades) to be based at Queen Alexandra Hospital Southwick Hill Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LY . These are permanent  full time role workin...

'Dream up your idea of the future with ENGIE. You are the energy the world needs. We are looking for thousands of talented individuals from around the world to create energy that respects the environm...

ENGIE are recruiting for Electrical Technicians to be based at Queen Alexandra Hospital Southwick Hill Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LY. This is a permanent full time role working 37.5 hours per week,...

'Dream up your idea of the future with ENGIE. You are the energy the world needs. We are looking for thousands of talented individuals from around the world to create energy that respects the environm...

ENGIE are recruiting for a Decontamination Technician to be based at Queen Alexandra Hospital Southwick Hill Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LY. This is a permanent full time role working 37.5 hours per...

Facilities Management Intern (12 months) Airbus Defence and Space Portsmouth Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and...

Job Description Are you a retail lover with a passion for customer service? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals with the right attitude to join our store as a Retail Assistant. Whether...

Job Description Are you a retail lover with a passion for customer service? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals with the right attitude to join our store as a Retail Assistant. Whether...

Materials & Processes Engineer Airbus Defence and Space Portsmouth Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed...

ENGIE are recruiting for a Multi Skilled Technician to be based in Portsmouth, PO3 5PU. This is a permanent full-time role, working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary of between £28...

Network Architect - International Projects Airbus Defence and Space Portsmouth Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion a...

Component Scientist Airbus Defence and Space Portsmouth Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce...

ENGIE are recruiting for 2 x Receptionists to Job Share, based in Portsmouth PO1 3HH. This is a permanent part time role working 20 hours per week. On offer is a salary of £10,700 per annum dependen...

ENGIE are recruiting for a Contract Administrator to be based in Portsmouth PO3 5PU. This is a permanent full time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary of £25,000 per ann...

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