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Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK

Nissan is the largest car manufacturing plant in the UK and is located in Washington, Tyne and Wear but is now linked with the city of Sunderland. It employs over 6,700 staff at the Sunderland plant. It is owned and operated by the European division of Japanese car manufacturer Nissan.

Digital, Media and Software

Combined, the digital, media and software sectors employ around 35,000 people in the region and contribute £1.167 billion to the economy. These three sectors are expected to expand by over a quarter by 2020.

Sage Group

The biggest company in North East England is accounting software giant Sage Group, with a global HQ in Newcastle. Sage software is used by 6.2 million customers in countries around the world and now has offices in California, Canada and Paris.


Many digital organisations are supported by Teesside University's DigitalCity initiative which was set up to get the most out of the talents of Teesside University computing students and produce a super-cluster based on digital technologies, digital media and other creative mediums. Since 2004, it has helped 250 graduates to set up nearly as many companies, creating 389 new jobs.

Sunderland Software City

Sunderland Software City provides support and advice to aspiring and established software businesses in the North East of England, helping individual businesses to succeed and maximise the potential of the software sector in the region.

Food, Drink and Fashion

Tetley Tea

Eaglescliffe is home to Tetley Tea, (TATA Global Beverages). Employing around 360 people, it is the largest teabag factory in the world. It makes 18 billion teabags per year and was shortlisted for a national 'Best Factory Award' for making huge improvements in training, developing and upskilling its workers.


Greggs plc is the largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom. It specialises in savoury products such as pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches, as well as sweet items including doughnuts and vanilla slices. It is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Barbour, makers of the iconic Barbour jacket, are based in Jarrow. Providing waterproofs to the royal family and historically associated with hunting and the countryside, the brand is now a wardrobe staple of fashionistas worldwide.



With around 25,000 jobs advertised on their website every month and 3.9 million website visitors, if you're looking to begin or develop your career in the NHS, this site should be your first port of call.


North East England has a thriving healthcare economy which is worth £4bn and employs 172,000 people. Particular strengths lie in the fields of ageing and health, stem cells & regenerative medicine, biologics, diagnostics and regenerative medical services.


GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world's leading healthcare companies, with an estimated 7% of the world's pharmaceutical market. They have offices in Barnard Castle and potential roles in clinical research and development, commercial strategy, communications, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and logistics, finance, health outcomes, human resources, information technology, legal roles, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, sales and marketing, and scientific research and development.

Proctor & Gamble

Multinational manufacturer of product ranges including family, personal and household care products and top brands including Braun, Gillette and Pantene. Proctor & Gamble have one of three global business service centres located at Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside, offering financial services to P&G companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Virgin Money PLC

Virgin Money PLC is a UK-based bank and financial services company owned by the Virgin Group and founded by Sir Richard Branson in March 1995. Its headquarters are based in Gosforth, Newcastle.


Newcastle-based Deloitte is part of DTT, an international organisation with tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world providing audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services to clients.



Arriva plc is one of the leading transport services organisations in Europe, operating a fleet of over 14,500 vehicles, employing over 38,000 people and providing more than one billion passenger journeys each year. They have Sunderland-based offices.


Northumbrian Water

Northumbrian Water Limited is a water company in the United Kingdom, providing mains water and sewerage services in the English counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and parts of North Yorkshire, and also supplying water as Essex and Suffolk Water. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northumbrian Water Group.

Northern Powergrid

Northern Powergrid is one of the UK's leading power distribution companies, delivering electricity to 3.9 million homes and businesses. They embrace new technology and sustainable resources, developing environmental projects and reducing carbon footprint. They are investing in the network and have a range of job opportunities available.

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