Between the cities of Portsmouth and Chichester on the UK’s south coast lies Havant, a town with a population of over 125,000. Primary and secondary education is well served and the Highbury College of Further Education in nearby Portsmouth takes students up to university level foundation courses. Ideally situated for commuting both east and west along the coast on the A27/M27, and northerly toward London on the A3(M), Havant has a mixed working population which both commutes and works locally.
Served by two bus companies, services are frequent and provide good coverage locally, as well as to the larger cities of Portsmouth, Chichester, and Brighton for those wishing to travel further afield by road or rail. Havant Borough Council has no social housing, but it works in conjunction with other local councils, offering a range of ‘Help to Buy’ and Help to Rent’ schemes. House prices are on a par with other towns along the south coast, and cheaper than similar properties found in the local cities.
Havant Job Opportunities
For those seeking jobs in Havant or its suburbs there are a wide range of employment opportunities. Many leading brands such as Colt, Xyratex (ex-IBM), Johnson and Kenwood, as well as leading food and retail outlets have administrative or consumer outlets within the area.Engineering jobs, boat building, IT positions, all levels of HGV driving jobs from courier-vans to Class 1 HGVs, retail sales positions, warehouse staff, positions in the service industry, administrative positions, and health service jobs are generally available.
Havant Employment Trends
Since its expansion after the Second World War, Havant has always been an area with high levels of employment. While employment within the town is limited to some degree, many large industrial and commercial parks are within a short commute, and provide the bulk of available jobs in Havant. With good infrastructure, its close proximity to Portsmouth docks, and good road and rail links to the rest of the UK, large national and international companies are always looking to expand or re-locate to the area, ensuring jobs in Havant should remain plentiful for the foreseeable future.