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Working at University of Southampton

Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, University of Southampton work in partnership with Tate to provide exciting opportunities to jobseekers.

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Why work at University of Southampton?

Whether you're a customer service representative or an auditor, University of Southampton is a company when you can truly be yourself.

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With a variety of opportunities available at University of Southampton, find a role that's the perfect fit for your skill set.

A community changing the world for the better

The University of Southampton is consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.  As a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, the university is recognised as one of the UKs 20 best universities, leading the way in high-quality education and research.  Tate works in partnership with them as a managed service provider, to attract excellent team players for temporary and contract roles across all areas of the organisation, including IT, admin, HR, finance, marketing, procurement and catering.  We also support the University with permanent recruitment across these types of roles.   

When you join the team of 6,500 staff, you will be part of a community that is changing the world for the better, through pioneering work from Alzheimer’s disease to wildlife trafficking. Though its roots date back to 1862, this is an institution firmly embedded in modern society. Courses are developed with advice from employers, and the university can always be found on the frontline of humanity’s biggest challenges, whether it’s the fight against cancer, Covid or climate change.

A caring and cosmopolitan employer

Situated in the dynamic port city of Southampton on the south coast, the University of Southampton is home to 24,500 students from more than 130 countries. 

It is spread over eight campuses – six in Southampton itself, one specialising in art in the neighbouring historic city of Winchester and one dedicated to engineering in Malaysia.

More than 1 in 10 people living in the city either work or study at the university, so it’s a high-profile and highly prized employer. Ranked 17th in the university league tables, University of Southampton is a caring, cosmopolitan and collaborative community that sets out to empower every student and staff member to be the best they can be. The university’s very purpose is to share knowledge that transforms lives – and that applies as much to its staff as the students they support.

Attracting and nurturing student talent

An impressive 95% of students are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating, and there are some famous faces on the list of alumni. TV naturalist Chris Packham studied zoology there, musician Brian Eno was an art student and aeronautics graduate, and Adrian Newey OBE went on to become the world’s most successful Formula One car engineer.

The university doesn’t just turn its back on students after graduation day either. It nurtures relationships and talent for years if not decades, both through its strong alumni network and its award-winning business incubator.

Indeed, the university is one of the reasons why Southampton is among the fastest-growing city economies in the UK. It indirectly supports some 14,000 jobs in the city and benefits Southampton’s economy to the tune of £900 million a year, also contributing £1.3 billion to the regional Hampshire economy and £2.5 billion to the nation. 

Not surprisingly, the university can boast some incredible academic talent. No fewer than six Southampton academics were honoured by the Queen in 2020 for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. The university has an award-winning cyber security teaching programme and its intellectual heavyweights include Professor Sir David Payne, who pioneered the optical fibre technology behind modern telecommunications. Every time you use the internet, you are using technology developed at the University of Southampton.