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.
Use these websites to conduct an online job search:
- Vacancies Online
- Universal Jobmatch
- Newcastle Recruitment
- University of Teesside job search
- #GradsHour - a Twitter based service allowing graduates to search for jobs and network with employers
Newcastle University opportunities
Find job opportunities within the University:
- Newcastle University Vacancies - current vacancies within the university
- Santander Universities Internship offers recent Newcastle University graduates the chance to gain paid work experience in local businesses and organisations
- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) - opportunities for graduates to work on challenging projects central to the development needs of the participating companies
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:
- Directgov - links to North East councils
- LG jobs - local government jobs
- North East Jobs
- NHS Jobs
- Jobs.ac.uk - vacancies in universities, FE colleges, research institutions, commercial and public sector bodies, schools and charities
- National Graduate Development Programme - two year graduate management development programme for local government
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.
- The North East Graduate Directory lists almost 200 regional employers with company information and contacts so you can make effective speculative applications
- North East Chamber of Commerce - the local Chamber of Commerce website includes a member directory of businesses based within the region, a print copy is available in the Careers Service
- The Journal Top 200 - listing for the top 200 companies based in the North East and business news
- bdaily- North East business news and events