North Shields is a town in Tyne and Wear. It has a population of around 35,000 people and was once an active port for exporting coal. North Shields is located at the southern end of the county, between where the rivers Tyne and River Don meet; it comprises several districts: Sandhill, Harton, Howdon and Backworth.
The engineering sector in North Shields is home to a wide range of companies who collectively employ thousands of people in the area. The sectors include food production and distribution, shipbuilding and oil and gas technology.
The Tyne and Wear Metro provides efficient connections within North Shields and other areas. The town also has a reliable bus network, offering convenient options for commuting.