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Bishop Auckland, Tyne-Tees Employment Information

Bishop Auckland Overview Bishop Auckland is a North East town in County Durham home to 16,296 residents. The historic ...

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Bishop Auckland Overview

Bishop Auckland is a North East town in County Durham home to 16,296 residents. The historic surroundings in the town are typified by various listed buildings dotted throughout, including the stately Auckland Castle. In terms of recent history, the town's employment landscape has transformed as a result of a decline in coal mining. Nowadays, jobs in Bishop Auckland are strongest in manufacturing, and the town is also a major retail hub for the county (County Durham Council). Cheap rent prices averaging £394 (home.co.uk) and good job opportunities make Bishop Auckland a great place to find employment and keep living costs down.

Bishop Auckland Job Opportunities

Manufacturing Job opportunities are favourable in Bishop Auckland, with notable businesses such as Ebac (air conditioning) operating in the town. Other manufacturers include:

  • Wear Valley Aerosols
  • Auckland Sheetmetal Ltd
  • JJ Salkeld Furniture
  • Eldrett Finch Ltd (metal fabrication)

(Business directories)

Those with skills and experience in machine operation, have opportunities with engineering jobs, IT or construction jobs and will be ideal for a position in manufacturing, whether that's software engineering, electrical maintenance, quality control or management.

In retail, customer service and sales jobs in Bishop Auckland are strong, with positions in area sales management, retail sales consultancy, field sales, customer service admin and sales advisory positions available. The likes of Asda and Morrisons operate in the town.

Bishop Auckland Employment Trends

Employment trend statistics from the ONS show that there was a fall in JSA claimants in the year leading up to February 2015, with 1,482 people claiming at the time. This shows that more jobs in Bishop Auckland have become available and those still out of work should take encouragement from this. On the investment front, a new attraction called Eleven Arches is to be opened in 2016 showcasing the history of the North East, which will potentially draw in many visitors.

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