There are many reasons to consider a career in Sunderland. The city is unique. It has its own fabulous coastline in the heart of North East England and lies at the hub of sea routes to Scandinavia and key European ports. It’s less than 60 minutes drive from two international airports, with even faster links to the nation’s motorway and mainline rail networks, including our own direct connection to London Kings Cross.
The cornerstone of Sunderland’s economy is built on investment and employment. Businesses are arriving from the USA, Australia, Canada and Japan as well as throughout Europe. In fact, in 10 years the city has attracted more inward investment jobs than any other location in North East England. Around 60 international inward investment projects originating in a dozen different countries have chosen to locate here.
The huge Nissan Sunderland plant produces a fifth of all UK vehicle exports and reaches out to 45 world markets.
The city is well known for its passion for football. Sunderland Association Football Club’s home is the spectacular Stadium of Light. The stadium has also welcomed headline concerts to Sunderland, including Take That, Oasis and Pink, drawing in huge crowds of music lovers.
Sunderland likes to take part in sport too and the city boasts superb sports facilities such as the region’s only 50m pool at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre. And the seafront at Roker marks the end of the famous 140 mile coast to coast cycling route.
For culture, the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art attracts national media attention and there's also The National Glass Centre, the acclaimed Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and the Sunderland Empire. The Sunderland International Airshow attracts tens of thousands of visitors each summer as well.
The city is a great place to live, visit and do business. But don’t take our word for it – come and see for yourself.