A local district in the county of Tyne and Wear, Sunderland is situated at the mouth of the River Wear and for hundreds of years, the region served as a port, mainly trading products like coal and salt.
Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Sunderland's economy was based on industries like brewing, glassmaking, pottery and rope making.
From the 14th century onwards, Sunderland was also an important place for shipbuilding. In 1814, there were 24 shipyards in the region and by 1840 this number had risen to 65. By the middle of the 20th century, a significant portion of the country's merchant and naval ships were produced here.
The last of the shipyards, however, closed in 1988 and much of the other heavy industry has also disappeared from the region. Today, the economy of Sunderland is now mainly based in the service sector, although a number of factories and production facilities still exist.
Those seeking roles in Sunderland will have a range of options to consider and a number of companies operate regional offices, warehouses and other facilities in the region - including Littlewoods and LG Electronics.
Berghaus, an outdoor clothing manufacturer has its head office in Sunderland and so does Arriva, the public transport company. The 2 Sisters Food Group, which supplies poultry, fish, chilled and frozen items and bakery goods to supermarkets, also has a site here.
Meanwhile the Nissan car plant in Sunderland is the largest factory of its kind in the UK and produces vehicles like the Micra, Note and Qashqai.
If you're looking for roles in Sunderland, the recruitment specialists at Cast UK specialise in recruitment for the supply chain, logistics and procurement fields.
Our consultants have expert knowledge and we can help you take the next step in your career - so get in touch today.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Sunderland or source a new job in Sunderland then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
£300 - £400 per day
Cast UK have been engaged by a leading primary rail contractor in the Hampshire region.
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Up to £30000 per annum + Benefits
Our client is a rapidly growing FMCG who is looking to hire an experienced Finance Assistant to be based within their growing operation in Cheshire.
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Our client who is a rapidly expanding FMCG business are looking to hire an Interim Head of Logistics to be based out of their growing operation based in the North West.
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This role is responsible for delivering an exceptional service in a very demanding, fast-paced distribution environment.
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