Based in the north-east county of Tyne and Wear, Sunderland has a strong shipbuilding history that once made it a centre for the manufacturing industry. Despite the decline in shipbuilding, manufacturing still plays a key role in the local job market, as do the IT, health and financial sectors. Recruitment therefore spans a diverse field of professions and employment agencies will help fill permanent, temporary or contract vacancies across the city and wider metropolitan borough.
Employment in Sunderland
Manufacturing remains an important part of the Sunderland economy and employs more than 15% of the local working population - a figure that's higher than the national average. Nissan is the largest manufacturing employer in the area, however Nike and Rolls Royce Plc also hire a significant proportion of the overall workforce.
As with most major settlements in the UK, the service industries now dominate recruiting demands. 77% of jobs in Sunderland can be found within areas such as the financial services and marketing, however the the public sector is accountable for the majority of employment in this field. Sunderland County Council is one of the largest employers in the borough, as is the City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and University of Sunderland. Tertiary employment in Sunderland is higher than that of the national average.
Redevelopment and regeneration projects have been earmarked at several locations in the area, all of which is expected to increase the demand for construction and infrastructure staff. The construction industry currently employs under 4% of the Sunderland labour market (as of 2016), however this is an area that offers strong job opportunities for skilled candidates such as bricklayers, plumbers and project managers.
Recruitment agencies in the Sunderland area
If you're looking for a recruitment agency in Sunderland, you'll find that the majority are located in the town centre, just to the south of the River Wear. This concentration of staffing firms offers a mixture of multi-sector agencies and specialist consultancies, with manufacturing, logistics and teaching recruiters falling under the latter.
Use this page to find recruitment agencies that can help you with your query.