Employment and skills


Southampton is a city of opportunity with lots to offer and the council’s GROW portal brings together information and initiatives aimed at helping the city, its businesses and its residents to grow.

Resident support

Grow People is the council’s one-stop location for residents to find support and guidance on learning new skills to open new doors, getting into, or back into, work, from placements and apprenticeships to application and interview support, or, for our entrepreneurs, starting your own business.

Grow People has a wealth of information on training, skills and seeking employment for everyone, from school leavers to career changers.

Business support

Grow Business has the information to support Southampton’s businesses to overcome challenges with advice for employers and employees, or funding support, for start ups or established businesses.