Hartlepool is a town on the North East coast of England, in County Durham. It lies on the northern bank of the mouth of the River Tees. Hartlepool is a seaside town, famous for its beaches and grand buildings. It has a population of around 90,000 and is home to the Hartlepool United Football Club.
The engineering sector in Hartlepool is diverse and covers a large range of industries. These include aerospace engineering, fabrication and machine maintenance, food and drink manufacturing, energy production, vehicle manufacturing and the offshore gas and oil industry.
Hartlepool has an excellent transport network, the bus service takes you to most places in the town centre, Alnmouth and Newcastle. The train station also provides other services such as access to Durham and Middlesbrough. It is served by the A189 road, which links Newton Aycliffe to the north and Sunderland to the south.