Bordering Northumberland and County Durham, Tyne and Wear is a north-eastern county where almost 1.2 million people reside. It ranks in the top 15 counties in the UK when number of people living here is taken into account, which is no surprise considering the region is home to the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland. The county as a whole continues to offer jobs in the Aviation sector, in permanent, contract and temporary capacities.
Employers who want to see their Aviation vacancies occupied can enlist the help of the abundance of recruitment agencies in the region, who service the likes of Gateshead, Wallsend and Whitley Bay as well as the aforementioned cities. These agencies, some of which focus on a select number of sectors encompassing Aviation, help to hire staff that match the individual needs of each employer.
Plenty of Aviation roles can be found in Tyne and Wear, and candidates looking for these vacancies generally earn favourable salaries. An Operations Controller in the region can earn £23,000 as a starting wage, while higher salaries can be commanded by Senior Structural Technicians, who earn more than £40,000.
Tyne and Wear has a historical reputation as a strong industrial centre and Aviation still plays a part in the region. One of the employers in this sector is Newcastle Airport. As the 10th busiest UK airport of 2015, it handled approximately 4.5 million passengers during the year. The Newcastle Aviation Academy is nearby and has a reputation of supplying the Aviation industry with trained engineers. The airport itself is also home to bases for Emirates SkyCargo and Servisair Cargo. Other Aviation opportunities in the area exist thanks to BAE Systems, which is located in the town of Washington, within Sunderland. This facility has in excess of 200 jobs, and was opened in 2012 by the Princess Royal.