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There’s a reason why people flock to the toon

This city is so much better than Geordie Shore would have you believe. From neoclassical architecture to the Tyne Bridge (the inspiration behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge!); there’s a reason why people flock to the toon.

With a population of 270,000, Newcastle is a former industrial city that still retains its hard-working ethic. Now, the health, education and public administration sectors offer the most job roles, but there are also plenty of digital marketing opportunities to look out for too.

Newcastle Tyne Bridge

Working in Newcastle

The Go-Ahead Group, The Sage Group and Greggs all have head offices in Newcastle. So, whether you want to work in-house, or specialise in PR, content, social, SEO or PPC at an agency; rest assured there are lots of opportunities in Newcastle.

In need of some inspiration ahead of your job search? Take a look at our list of top 10 agencies in Newcastle.

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Many students are told to try and secure internships, however, I unfortunately never had the funds for this. Instead, I focused on what was within my control - gaining a First-Class Honours and five years of experience in retail whilst studying at college/ university. Once I graduated, having a secure job in retail also allowed me to be picky when looking for graduate roles. I eventually found an incredible role – to work as a PR & Outreach Executive at Evolved Search – and spent five days working on my application as well as a task they had set. Despite having no internship experience, they realised how hard-working I was and offered me the role. I’ve worked here since and have learnt so much on the job.

Bekki Ramsay, Evolved Search

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degrees include fine art, and town and country planning

*stats from included agency owners/managers

Living in Newcastle

They say that living up north is cheaper, and Newcastle is the third cheapest city on our list, beaten only by Sheffield and Nottingham!

When you compare prices to London, Newcastle is a whopping 168% cheaper. Plus, it’s 20% cheaper than Birmingham, and 7% cheaper than Manchester.

Living Costs*


Average cost of a one bed flat (monthly rent)

£623.21 (city centre)
£448.24 (outside city centre)


Average monthly commuting costs

£57.50


Monthly gym membership

£23.34


Average cost of a meal at an inexpensive restaurant

£11.50


Average cost of a cappuccino

£2.72


Average cost of 0.5l beer

£3.50


*stats from Numbeo

Things to do in Newcastle

Angel of the North

Angel of the North

Durham Rd, Low Eighton, Gateshead, NE9 7TY

Baltic Centre

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

S Shore Rd, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

Clip n Climb

Clip n Climb

Benfield Business Park, Units A4-A5, Benfield Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4NQ

Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA

Grainger Market

Grainger Market

Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5QQ

Great North Museum

Great North Museum: Hancock

Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT

Hadrians Wall

Hadrians Wall

Brampton, CA8 7DD

Jesmond Dene Park

Jesmond Dene Park

Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7DA

Life Science Centre

Life Science Centre

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

Mog on the Tyne

Mog on the Tyne

24 Pudding Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1UE

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ

River Escapes

River Escapes

East Quayside Pontoon, Newcastle Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX

The Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory

16 Stoddart Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1AN

The Poison Cabinet

The Poison Cabinet

82 Pilgrim St, Basement, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6SG

Victoria Tunnels

Victoria Tunnels

55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

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