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Gateshead Overview

Gateshead is a town in the North East that is separated from neighbouring Newcastle by the River Tyne. Both Gateshead and Newcastle make up the urban core of Tyneside and are connected by a series of bridges, including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. As well as this landmark structure, the architectural heritage in the town is well known, with sights such as the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre located here. Jobs in Gateshead can be found in a range of industries from Health to Retail, and living costs are found to be on par with local cities such as Sunderland.

Gateshead Job Opportunities

Jobs in Gateshead are strongest in:

  • Public Admin, Education and Health (26.6%)
  • Wholesale and Retail (20.1%)
  • Business and Finance (15.7%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)

(NOMIS Labour Market Statistics)

The primary employment areas for jobseekers to target include:

  • Team Valley Trading Estate (TVTE)
  • intu Metrocentre
  • Baltic Business Quarter
  • Town Centre

Those with relevant skills will look for engineering positions and financial jobs and will be particularly drawn to TVTE and the Baltic Business Quarter where a range of engineering and financial businesses operate. In the town centre and at the intu Metrocentre, the variety of retail outlets will benefit workers looking for customer service jobs, according to business directories.

Gateshead Employment Trends

Between June 2014 and June 2015, those claiming JSA fell by 0.7% according to Gateshead council figures. The sector most in decline in Gateshead is manufacturing (Economic Assessment, 2014), making it all the more important for those looking for manufacturing jobs in Gateshead to put across their abilities and enthusiasm effectively. In the business sector, new sites such as the Baltic Business Quarter have encouraged strong growth (EA, 2014), while retail is seen as the largest employer for Gateshead graduates.

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