Whether you’re looking for full time or part time, permanent, temporary or seasonal work, there are plenty of avenues for employment in Bournemouth. There is a thriving tourism and hospitality trade that is busy all year round and the town has become quite the retreat for global financial corporations in particular looking for a new base within easy reach of London but without the city lifestyle or overheads.
Whether you’re in education or retail, sales, admin or health and care, there are plenty of places to check for the latest vacancies. Bournemouth also holds a number of jobs fairs around the year, where businesses are on hand to network with and inspire those who are looking for work – whether seeking employment, a career move or a complete change.
Top Choice Employers in Bournemouth (2017-2018)
- Bournemouth Borough Council (view Jobs at Bournemouth)
- Bournemouth University (view all vacancies)
- Royal Bournemouth Hospital / NHS (view working for us)
- Bournemouth Airport (view careers)
- Bournemouth Echo (view Newsquest careers)
- Bournemouth and Poole College (view Careers at the College)
- Tesco (view Tesco careers)
- Hilton (view Hilton jobs)
- LV= (view LV= careers)
- Arts University Bournemouth (view working at AUB)
- Lush (view Lush careers)
- Asda (view Asda jobs)
- Lidl (view Lidl UK careers)
- JP Morgan (view JP Morgan careers)
- Nationwide (view Nationwide jobs)
Top Job Types in Bournemouth (2017-2018)
- Hospitality and Catering
Bournemouth is home to some of the world’s most popular brands. Whether a home-grown business like Lush and Animal or selected as the new base for a UK headquarters you don’t have to go to London to work for a global brand. In fact, many people relocate to Bournemouth or switch offices preferring the blend of big business opportunity and coastal living they can enjoy here.
Lush is a unique brand known for its incredible, handmade bath and cosmetic products and its tireless stance on animal welfare. But did you know it started its inspirational journey in a little shop on Poole high street? Explore careers with Lush at the Poole factory or anywhere you wish around the world.
The brainchild of two surfer friends in Poole with a great idea for a watch strap in 1987 has become a global leisurewear brand today. Animal still has its head office in Poole so if you want to work for an active and inspirational name known around the world, check out Animal head office careers.
Did you know that Poole was the birthplace of the lava lamp? Inventors Mathmos created this iconic accessory back in the swinging sixties and the original factory is still going strong some 55 years later! If you want to join the team, see Jobs at Mathmos.
This Poole company was founded in 1994 and in this time has made a big name for itself in the world of care products for the elite worlds of mountain biking, trail biking and skateboarding, working alongside Team Sky and Atherton Racing. If you want to join this innovative outfit, click on Careers.
Merlin Entertainments is the name behind many of the world’s greatest days out and attractions, from the many Legolands that have built their way up around the globe to various theme parks like LEGOLAND and Alton Towers and day trips such as Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and the Sealife centres. But did you know this world-famous fun provider is actually headquartered in Poole? See Merlin careers for information.
This American multinational investment bank previously known as Chase Manhattan International Limited. The company was founded in 1968 and has four offices around the country for asset management, private banking and investment. The Bournemouth office in the Littledown area of the town is the largest private sector employer in Dorset with 4000 people working there and counting. If you want to be in that number, check out their Jobs and Internships page.
Financial service business Liverpool Victoria employs more than 6.2 million people across 15 UK offices and has its head office at County Gates in Bournemouth, where it employs 2000 people. Actually the head office comprises three buildings sat together in picturesque Westbourne to serve the company’s 5.7 million customers. LV= employs people in all types of career, from customer service to corporate communications. Plan your next career move with a job search today.
It’s unsurprising that Dorset Cereals is based in this part of the world and it’s in fact Prince Charles’s Poundbury village in Dorchester that is home to this cereal factory. The brand was founded 27 years ago and now employs a team of 130 buyers, chefs, tasters, sales people, writers and other cereal lovers. If you want to be part of the story keep an eye on their Get in Touch page.
Imagine Publishing Group Ltd
Imagine Publishing was established in 2005 and is situated on Richmond Hill in Bournemouth town centre. The publisher specialises in technology magazines on subjects like photography, design and mobile computing and employs more than 150 people. If you are a tech fan, writer or creative, take a look at parent company Your Future Job for the latest vacancies.
Aim Aviation is based at the Aviation Business Park, Bournemouth Airport. The company designs and manufactures aerospace cabin interior products for the commercial aviation market. If you fancy working for them, check out the Recruitment web pages of parent company Aim Altitude.
Eco Sustainable Solutions
Eco Sustainable Solutions was formed in 1993 originally inspired by the practise of composting garden waste in Germany. Today, the company transforms various wastes from the community into British standard soils, composts and turf as well as various mulches, barks and playground surfaces and is now looking into the renewable energy sector. The head office is in Parley, Dorset and there four other sites in the local area. View Careers at Eco.
Marden Edwards provides overwrapping and shrinkwrapping solutions (design, manufacture and assembly) for confectionery, cosmetics, food, paper, pharmaceutical, tea and coffee, tobacco and vapour and e-cigarette products. The company was established 50 years and in that time has manufactured over 10,000 system from the UK factory for installation in over 150 countries worldwide. The head office is on the East Dorset Trade Park in Wimborne.
Superior Sealing Technology
Superior is a manufacturer of high integrity o-rings, seals and special mouldings as a leader in material science for various industries including building and construction, food and beverage, automotive, industrial, life science / pharmaceutical and chemical processing. The company was founded in 1972 and is based on the Ferndown Industrial Estate. Take a look at Superior Careers.
Headquartered in Christchurch, Dorset, Kondor works in sales and distribution logistics, providing the link between 100 brands including LVC, Samsung, Belkin and LG with more than 250 customers like Amazon, eBay and all the major supermarkets. Check out Kondor Careers.
This global fume extraction and filtration business was established in 1987 in Sweden. It opened its first factory in West Moors, Dorset in 1994 and today is based at Fleetsbridge Business Park, Poole. Today the business works in a wide range of industries including laser electronics, mechanical engineering, printing and 3D printing, dental, medical, pharmaceutical and beauty. Take a look at Bofa Jobs
Neal’s Yard Remedies Eco HQ
The Eco HQ factory for this global natural organic health and beauty brand is based in Gillingham, Dorset where it manufactures 90% of its products and grows some of its own herbs, employing over 180 people. The business was founded in 1981 in Neal’s Yard, a once forgotten corner of Covent Garden, London. Check out their Work With Us opportunities.
Parvalux Electric Motors
This Romford-based business was founded in 1947 and relocated to Bournemouth a decade later. It specialises in the manufacture and sale of AC/DC electric motors and gearboxes for a wide range of markets and applications all around the world. Take a look at Parvalux careers.
This Slovakian anti-virus software company chose Bournemouth as its first British base and moved from Charminster to its Holland House headquarters in March 2018. Check out the careers at ESET.