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North East Jobs

Job Searches

More and more Newcastle University graduates are choosing to start their careers in the North East. If you're looking to stay in the North East, you can find links to local vacancies in this section.

In 2013/14, 43% of Newcastle University students who had completed their studies and entered employment in the UK, found jobs in the region (2013/14 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey)

Local newspapers are often a good source of vacancy information, for example:

  • Evening Chronicle – jobs and recruitment agencies in the North East and North Yorkshire every Thursday
  • Northern Echo – business section includes news stories on North East businesses

Search locally using the North East Graduate Directory, a database of North East graduate employers searchable by industry sector.

Search online

Use these websites to conduct an online job search:

Newcastle University opportunities

Find job opportunities within the University:

Public sector jobs

According to the Office for National Statistics around 22% of people in employment in the North East work in the public sector.

The public sector includes education, the NHS and public administration. There is a large hub of this sector located in the North East.

You can look for vacancies on these websites advertising public sector jobs:

Speculative Applications

Making a speculative approach to a company can be an effective way to get a job.

Not all vacancies are advertised, and many people create their own jobs through making contacts and networking.

Identify a company you'd like to work for you and approach them about possible vacancies. Make an initial phone call or email and then follow up with a CV and covering letter

Regional companies