Cramlington, in Northumberland County, lies about 9 miles from Newcastle. Supporting a population of 29,000 as of 2011 statistics, the town is organised into several distinct estates. Rail services from Northern Line links the town to Morpeth, MetroCentre and Newcastle. Bus services are available to North Shields and Blyth. The A1, A19 and A189 complete road connectivity. The international airport at Newcastle (12 miles) and international ferry terminal at North Shields (10 miles) are easily accessible as well. Average home prices here as of Dec 2015 are approximately £155,084.
The town has several primary and secondary schools. The Concordia Leisure Centre is replete with multiple facilities: four pubs at the town centre, a golf club, a cycle path to Blyth Beach and several churches are but a few notable features of Cramlington. The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital handles specialist healthcare needs.
Cramlington Job Opportunities
Cramlington provides job opportunities in retail, industry and healthcare sectors, apart from education, service and banking. The Cramlington learning village is a source of education jobs, while the outlets of Sainsbury's, Argos, Boots, Next and Asda and other establishments functioning at the Manor Walks Shopping Centre are prime sources of sales jobs. Companies such as GE Oil and Gas, Boots, Aesica Pharmaceuticals, and Merck Sharp and Dohme offer manufacturing jobs. Start Football, The Officers Club menswear, and Wilkinson Sword are few other companies that create jobs in this town.
Cramlington Employment Trends
Scott Sports, an international outdoor sports firm, is looking to expand its UK base in Cramlington. Westray Recruitment Consultants based in Gateshead have been chosen to help with the recruitment process to further strengthen the existing 25-member team. The firm’s recent acquisition of Bergamont Bikes, Outdoor Research and Syncros has resulted in the need to ramp up customer service, finance, post-sales support and marketing functions.