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On the lookout for the ultimate jobs Portsmouth has it all

jobs portsmouthPortsmouth presents a wealth of opportunities for anyone seeking work.  Home to nearly 7000 businesses across a broad spectrum of sectors, this attractive waterfront city is the perfect place to work and live.

With cutting edge industries, large businesses and specialist companies alike, major sectors of employment include aerospace, marine, ICT, finance, creative and leisure.  Giants such as IBM UK, BAE Systems, BVT, Pall Europe, McLaren Composites and EADS Astrium have all settled in Portsmouth. In recent times, overseas companies from America, Japan and China have come here and expanded their operations across the UK.

Portsmouth is home to one of the largest freight and ferry ports in the UK and this dynamic city still has an important role as a major dockyard and home base for the Royal Navy.

Background to Jobs Portsmouth

Portsmouth has a working population of about 100,000.  40% of these people work for the larger companies (200+ employees).  That said Portsmouth is full of thriving local enterprises with over 80% of companies in the area employing 10 or less employees.

The public administration, education and health sector employs the largest percentage of the local population (34%), followed by distribution, hotels and restaurants (23%), banking finance and insurance (19%) and Engineering and manufacturing (11%).  Source Annual Business Inquiry, 2008.

So what are the current jobs Portsmouth has to offer?  A recent snapshot from the Jobcentre shows the largest number of notified vacancies were in sales & customer services (464 vacancies),  However doesn’t give a true picture of the number of opportunities on offer as the vast majority of jobs are registered with the local employment agencies – see list below.

Major Portsmouth Industries

Aerospace

Portsmouth has a thriving aerospace industry and you can find flagship companies such as EADS Astrium, (employing 1000 people), Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Meggitt Avionics, TÜV Product Service, Vector Aerospace and Eaton.

Marine

vt ship building jobs portsmouthPortsmouth has centuries of maritime history primarily through its role as Britain’s premier naval base.

Today’s marine sector comprises:

  • defence marine
  • recreational marine
  • transport marine
  • fisheries marine

In total over 13,300 people work in 800 organisations for the city region.

Major marine companies currently based in Portsmouth include BAE Systems, QinetiQ, McMurdo, Brittany Ferries, Premier Marinas, Rolls-Royce, Sunsail, Raymarine, Wightlink and VT Shipbuilding who recently brought shipbuilding back to the city.

ICT and Creative Jobs Portsmouth

Portsmouth has a vibrant ICT sector.  Home to established companies such as IBM, and new and growing companies in sectors of digital media and computer gaming  such as Novatech and Climax.

Similarly there’s been a surge in the creative industries associated with digital media.

Retail

Portsmouth has an extensive retail sector which includes the City Centre, Southsea, Gunwharf Quays and numerous district centres.  The City Centre Redevelopment programme with the North harbour rebuild in planning will extend the portfolio further in the coming years.

Jobs Portsmouth – Recruitment Agencies

With many major recruitment firms offering both general and specialist jobs Portsmouth has plenty of choices to offer in your search for employment.  We’ve listed some of the major recruitment companies below:

Active Techincal Resource
Ltd,

Technopole/Kingston Cr,

Portsmouth,

PO2 8FA

0845-241 1230

Hopwood & Williams
Recruitment Ltd

117 Ophir Rd, Portsmouth,

PO2 9ER

023 9266 4666

Pro Tem Staffing Ltd,

82A High St Cosham, Portsmouth,

PO6 3AJ

023 9237 0377

Business Placements Ltd,

Second Floor/32 Arundel St, Portsmouth,

PO1 1NL

023 9229 3111

Jann (UK) Ltd,

110-114 Victory Business Centre/Somers Rd North,

Portsmouth, PO1 1PJ

023 9282 1212

Right 4 Staff Ltd,

1/6 City Buildings,

Commercial Road,

Portsmouth, PO1 4BD

023 9264 2888

Classic Recruitment,

Commercial Rd,

Portsmouth,

PO1 4BJ

023 9273 2233

Jobcentre,

227-229 Kingston Rd, Portsmouth,

PO2 7ER

023 9230 4600

Staff (2000) Ltd,

33 High St Cosham,

Portsmouth,

PO6 3BJ

023 9221 0999

Contract Resourcing
Associates,

29-31 Kingston Cr,

Portsmouth,

PO2 8AA

023 9242 4669

Jobcentre Plus Lake Rd,

Portsmouth,

PO1 4DU

023 9230 4500

Staffwise 4 Staffwise
Business,

Portsmouth Rd Cosham, Portsmouth,

PO6 2SL

023 9238 3223

Flame Employment South Ltd,
Unit 6/Sovereign Gate

Commercial Rd,

Portsmouth,

PO1 4BL

023 9288 2877

Key Recruitment Ltd,

Stanhope Rd,

Portsmouth,

PO1 1DS

023 9275 1000

The Hunter McCusker,
Corporation Ltd,

269 Commercial Rd,

Portsmouth,

PO1 4BP

0845-389 2233

Flame Recruitment
Sovereign,

Gate/1 Commercial Rd, Portsmouth,

PO1 4BL

023 9288 2850

Office Angels,

5-7 Arundel St,

Portsmouth,

PO1 1NB

023 9287 7799

Workshop Recruitment Specialists,
Walton Rd,

Portsmouth,

PO6 1TA

Good luck in your hunt for jobs Portsmouth.

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