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Sunderland IAMP
A plan to deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract over £300 million in investment could soon be put into action on Wearside.The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) – proposed for an area to the north of Nissan’s existing plant and close to the A19 – is a joint...
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Nissan has confirmed that it plans to sell off its Sunderland-based battery manufacturing subsidiary – but the car maker has pledged that the jobs of the business’s 300 employees will be safe.Nissan yesterday stated that it had entered into a sale and purchase agreement with private investment fund GSR...
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An investment programme valued at around £1.3 billion could see 20,000 skilled jobs arrive in Sunderland over the next decade. Many of these jobs will be created in the car industry though other areas of the local economy will benefit from the investment too. A large boost to Sunderland’s economy will...
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A car industry association, which represents Nissan and other major car makers, has expressed worries over the possibility of a hard Brexit.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has stressed that its members need tariff-free access to EU markets in order to avoid a slump that could affect...
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You could soon earn money by selling your car’s excess energy to the national grid. Thanks to a scheme Nissan and Northern Powergrid are developing, owners of Nissan electric cars may be able to plug their vehicles into the grid at peak, high-tariff times and transfer electricity back into it....
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An enormous careers fair – featuring stalls from top companies, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities – is due to be held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.The careers fair will be attended by around 1,000 Wearside youngsters, who will have the chance to learn about different sectors of the job...
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Hundreds of north east job seekers flocked to the Stadium of Light yesterday to attend The Job Show North East. The jobs fair was showcasing over 1,000 vacancies and apprenticeships from a large variety of companies. Practical workshops were also on offer, on subjects such as how to write a...
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Lecturers at the University of Sunderland are faced with threat of losing their jobs this summer. The university’s academic staff were sent an email on Tuesday breaking the news. Though voluntary redundancy packages are being prepared, it also seems that compulsory redundancies are likely.At this point, it is unclear how many...
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The munitions manufacturer BAE Systems could cut as many as 60 jobs at its Washington plant. A BAE spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the company will be cutting jobs on Wearside. The job losses are believed to have been recommended by a review BAE Systems has carried out into its UK...
University of Sunderland Graduates to Help Fight Cybercrime
The University of Sunderland is introducing a master’s degree programme to help in the struggle against cybercrime.The university’s new MSc Cyber Security course will equip the next generation of security experts with the skills vital for an era which is seeing a massive growth in online criminality.According to...

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