The area

People love working at Gateshead.

In the annual survey for NHS staff, we consistently rate highly as a place people would recommend others to work.

In the most recent survey, 72% of our staff said they would recommend working at Gateshead.  

We aim to attract and retain a talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future.  In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career. 

The people in this area are known for being friendly and there is a strong sense of regional identity.

Gateshead Quays has the most contemporary and stylish cultural and leisure attractions to be found along the Tyne. Next to the world famous Tyne Bridge there's the stunning Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and of course the fabulous Sir Norman Foster building, The Sage Gateshead a new home for music both national and international.

More than £250 million has been invested over recent years in major new cultural and leisure facilities along the river bank. Gateshead is a pleasant combination of urban development in the east and rural land to the west. Some of the best coast and countryside in the country are all easily accessible from Gateshead. The area is well served with public transport, and air and ferry links to mainland Europe are both about seven miles away.

And of course, Gateshead is home to Anthony Gormley’s world famous multi-award winning sculpture, the Angel of the North. This major landmark at the entrance to Gateshead is Britain’s largest sculpture and is seen by more than 33 million people every year.