Graduate jobs and internships in Sunderland

Jobs in Sunderland

Are you looking for a job in Sunderland or the surrounding area? Sunderland is located in the North East of England, in the county of Tyne and Wear. Situated at the mouth of the River Tyne, Sunderland is close to the UK cities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Middlesbrough. A person who is born or lives in Sunderland is commonly known as a Mackem.

Sunderland was previously a large port city known for shipbuilding, coal mining and glass making. Unfortunately, overseas competition forced these industries to come to an end. Nowadays, Sunderland is home to the Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK factory and the city's service and information technology industries have attracted a number of national and international companies.

The employment rate in Sunderland is 64.6%, slightly lower than the Great British average.

The top employment sectors in the Sunderland are:

  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Banking
  • Telecommunications
  • Health Care

Looking for the ideal company to carry out your internship or work placement?

Work experience can often invaluable. It can be difficult to decide where to carry out your internship, work placement or where to apply for a graduate job. The top graduate employers in the North East (Sunderland) include: Hewlett Packard, Boots, Durham City Council, Accenture, Aecom, Darlington Borough Council, Durham University, Gateshead Council, Hartlepool Borough Council, Middlesbrough Council, Newcastle University, Northumberland City Council, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Procter & Gamble, Sunderland City Council, Teach First, University of Sunderland, Aldi, AMEC, Arup, Asda, Atkins, B&Q, Baker Tilly, Balfour Beatty, Barclays and many others. You can find more apprenticeship, internship, placement and graduate job opportunities on Wizbii.

Recruitment open days, recruitment fairs and other events

There are a number of recruitment open days and events in Sunderland, designed to help you find a job. To take part in recruitment open days, bring along an up-to-date CV and, if you already have an idea which company you would like to work for, you should also bring a cover letter. Open day recruitment events are beneficial for both employers and potential employees as they allow employers to analyse how candidates act in a social setting also provide the opportunity to advertise their business or company. Types of work opportunities on offer at these events include internships, industrial work placements, temporary and permanent contracts, and graduate jobs.

In Sunderland, there are a variety of job and career fairs including the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, organised by the University of Sunderland every year. The fair offers students and graduates the opportunity to meet local, national and international employers and discuss immediate graduate job vacancies, internship and placement opportunities, advice on setting up a startup business, voluntary work opportunities and temporary jobs. Recruiters and employers previously in attendance include: Enterprise Rent-a-Car, ACCA, Accenture, Akzonoble, AES Digital Solutions, Ashfield Healthcare, Barbri, Bede Gaming, Black Marble Software, BlueBird Care, British Army, British Engines, Capita, Cubic, Cummins, Department for Work and Pensions, EDF, Ernst and Young, GE, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Lidl and many others.

Shine Sunderland is a recruitment event organised by CCP with support from Sunderland City Council. The innovative event takes place annually at the Stadium of Light and gives candidates the chance to show off their abilities to recruiters in a Talent Showcase. A traditional jobs fair is also available, allowing people to meet potential employers looking for staff, but also to network and discover other job opportunities.

Average salary for graduates in Sunderland

The average salary for graduates from the University of Sunderland is around £22,436 per year, which is slightly lower than that of graduates from other UK universities.

If you live in Sunderland and you're a student or a graduate looking for a job, internship or work placement, you now have all the information you need to find the job of your dreams.

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  Location Sunderland, Tyne And Wear ·  Salary £9.20/Hour ·  Category Sales & Retail - Retail ·  Job type Temporary ·  Industry Sales and Retail ·  External Reference JN-112018-33198 Join ou...

Workplace Solutions are recruiting for a Multi Skilled Mobile Technician to be based in EDF Energy, Endeavour House, 2 Victory way, Doxford International Business Park, Sunderland, SR3 3XL. This is...

Job Description Are you a retail lover with a passion for customer service? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals with the right attitude to join our store as a Retail Assistant. Whether...

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