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.
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.
Top 10 agencies in Newcastle
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
If you’d like to meet like-minded professionals whilst brushing up your digital marketing knowledge, then make sure you check out these Newcastle events.
Hadrians Wall is one of the most famous Roman treasures around: over 100 miles of preserved history, it is a window into Roman life.
There’s no denying it’s an impressive piece of engineering, built by 15,000 men in under six years that you can explore for yourself. Along the way there are temples and baths to discover as you piece together a day in the life of a Roman soldier.
Make sure you leave plenty of time for it, as there is a lot to see, with quite a lot of walking!
This peaceful and tranquil escape is a must visit in Newcastle.
The park acts as a wildlife corridor into the centre of the city, so you will be able to see some rare sightings of kingfishers and red squirrels.
Relax by the waterfalls and bring a picnic for the ideal lazy afternoon in Newcastle. Alternatively, you can opt for a guided tour, or get top tips on birdwatching or photography – there are lots of workshops and events that anyone can attend.
For history lovers, there is also an exhibition in the visitors centre, exploring the creation of the park and the story of Lord Armstrong – the founder.
See Newcastle from a different perspective as you cruise along the river Tyne; where you’ll get to see all the best sights from the comfort of a luxury equipped vessel.
Able to hold up to 150 people, if you’re in the mood for a dance, then why not book onto one their party nights? Regularly held on Friday and Saturday evenings, they vary in themes from the 90s, to Motown and club music.
All the boats have bar and catering facilities on-board so you can sit back and relax with a drink while you watch Newcastle float by.
Where? East Quayside Pontoon, Newcastle Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX Cost: £13 (themed nights vary) Website:riverescapes.co.uk
Despite the name, there are no biscuits in sight here at the Biscuit Factory – the UK’s largest independent commercial art and design gallery.
Located in the centre of the cultural quarter inside a former Victorian biscuit warehouse, it is alive with creativity as it showcases the work of over 200 artists.
There is a huge variety of art styles and handmade crafts to see, ranging from paintings and glass to ceramics and jewellery. You may even discover the work of someone who will become very famous, as they nurture and support emerging artists.
This secret bar is hidden underneath the Bierrex Smoke and Tap House in the heart of Newcastle, before your very eyes.
Its hipster vibe makes for a cool evening of cocktails and chill. The menu is constantly changing and the staff are always experimenting, so you can ask for something that isn’t on the menu for a unique taste.