Graduate jobs and internships in Southampton

Jobs in Southampton

Are you looking for a job in Southampton or the surrounding area? Southampton is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, not far from London and Portsmouth. Southampton and Portsmouth make up the metropolitan area of South Hampshire, also known as Solent City.

As Southampton is a port city, the docks have always been an important employer in the region. Health and education is the most popular job sector in Southampton, followed by property and business. The average salary in Southampton is slightly lower than the UK average. Some of Southampton's main employers include BBC South, the NHS, ABP, Carnival UK, Ordnance Survey, Southampton Airport, The University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University, Ordnance Survey and Lloyd's Register Group.

Swansea has a strong economy, contributing billions to the regional economy every year. Various redevelopment plans are in progress in the city, including the construction of a number of hotels and skyscrapers.

The employment rate in Southampton is slightly lower than in the rest of the South East but higher than that of Great Britain as a whole.

The top employment sectors in the Southampton include:

  • Insurance and financial services
  • Retail
  • Software development
  • Information technology services
  • Education
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing

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

Work experience is often invaluable, however, it can be difficult to decide where to carry out your internship, industrial placement or apply for a graduate job. The top graduate employers in the South East (Southampton) 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 and BP. 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 Southampton 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 Graduate Recruitment Fair is organised by the University of Southampton and takes place in the summer term. The event is aimed not only towards final year students, but also first and second year students, who can find out more about successful businesses and make useful contacts for the future. Over 50 employers from a wide range of business sectors are present at the event, many of whom have upcoming vacancies. Exhibitors have previously included IBM, Old Mutual Wealth (OMW), Aldi Stores Ltd, Enterprise Rent A Car, TSB Bank, Snell Advanced Media, UKHO, PwC, Concentrix, The University of Law, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), FDM Group, EY and many others.

The Southampton Solent University also organises various careers events throughout the academic year which allow students and graduates to meet with employers and discover a wide range of vacancies including graduate programmes and industrial placement opportunities.

Average salary for graduates in Southampton

The average salary for graduates working in Southampton is £25,000 but can vary depending on job sector, ranging from £23,872 to £33,142.

If you live in Southampton and you're 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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