South Shields Overview South Shields is a large town in the North East, situated at the beginning of the River Tyne. ...
South Shields Overview
South Shields is a large town in the North East, situated at the beginning of the River Tyne. The town is home to 82,854 residents, who are commonly referred to as Geordies. Jobs in South Shields have shifted in recent years from shipbuilding and mining to service work and light manufacturing.
What hasn't changed in that time, are the ever-present sandy beaches and coastal cliffs, which draw in tourists annually to the lighthouses and busy ports. For residents, the coastal atmosphere and favourable rent costs (£513pcm, home.co.uk) make South Shields an enjoyable place to work.
South Shields Job Opportunities
Many in South Shields find job opportunities in the public sector at organisations such as the South Tyneside Health Care Trust and South Tyneside Council. Positions such as administration jobs, management, healthcare jobs and finance roles are often posted for these companies.
Another sector of employment providing many jobs in South Shields is manufacturing, with a variety of businesses in the area including:
- Tyne & Wear Marine Ltd (marine and civil engineering)
- Solar Solve Marine (marine sunscreen makers)
- PJ Engineering Products Ltd (sub-sea engineering and manufacturing)
- Ford Aerospace (aerospace components)
Skills in engineering and IT will be desirable for manufacturing, with positions for structural engineersing jobs, technicians, supervisors and a range of other responsibilities available.
South Shields Employment Trends
In South Tyneside, the service industry is seen as an important sector for growth (South Tyneside Council), making it an attractive source of employment jobseekers should target. Throughout the South Tyneside district, the number of those unemployed fell below 5000 in July 2014, and various investment schemes will help this trend continue. There have been improvements to the town centre and other areas in South Shields, as well as upgrades to the market place that are ongoing.