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.
£80000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Car, Bonus
Our client, who is a leading Logistics business with a global network, are looking to recruit a Sales Director.
As one of the UK's leading retailers, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of a Head of Logistics.
bonus + benefits
After a hugely successful 2018, our client, a market leading retail business based in Greater Manchester, is looking to appoint a highly driven Merchandiser with strong planning skills to join their growing head office team.
£22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Our client, who is a leading FMCG Manufacturing business, are looking to source a Stock Controller for their operation based in Nottingham.
£27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Our client, a rapidly growing Ecommerce business based within Central London, are currently looking to expand their Supply Chain team with the brand-new addition of a Supply Chain Specialist.
£25000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting one of our prestigious clients with the recruitment process of a Import Account Manager for their growing office based in Greater Manchester.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
My client is a manufacturer based in South Yorkshire and an opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager to join the team.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
An brilliant opportunity has arisen to join a leading manufacturing business based in South Yorkshire as a Purchasing Manager, responsible for managing a small team and looking after the Purchasing functions for the site.
£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business based in Lancashire, are looking to recruit a General Manager for their fast paced Distribution Centre based in Lancashire.
Cast UK are working in partnership with Tri-Star Packaging, the UK's leading food-to-go packaging supplier.