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 0161 825 0825.
£300000 - £350000 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who are a growing logistics business is looking to recruit an experienced Site Trainer for their busy DC in Daventry.
Up to £28000.00 per annum
Cast UK are working with an established business who are looking to recruit a Regional Account Manager to join their team covering the Midlands region which covers from Birmingham, south.
Up to £23000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting a growing client with the recruitment process of a Sales Account Manager to work within their busy operation based in Manchester.
£28000.00 - £30000 per annum + benefits
After a hugely successful 2018, our client, a market leading retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint a Junior Merchandiser where you will support in leading the department to deliver sales, markdown, stock, intake and profit plans.
A fantastic FMCG company is looking to recruit a Customer Demand Planner to join a team in their Leeds office.
nterim - Project Procurement Manager - Capex / EPC 12 Month - initial term contract Highly Competitive Day Rates The RoleThis role is essential in delivering EPC Project Procurement for Major Capex projects in the UK and Europe.
£22000.00 - £25000 per annum
Our client, a leading fashion retailer, is looking to appoint an Assistant Ecommerce Trading Merchandiser to join their dynamic head office team based in Greater Manchester.
£20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
This fantastic position provides the opportunity to live and work in one of the most attractive parts of the UK whilst developing your purchasing career with a leading organisation.