Newport is a city in South Wales, situated on the banks of the River Usk. Newport is located around 12 miles east of Cardiff and has a population of over 140,000 people.
Newport was granted city status in 2002 in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. During the 19th Century Newport was one of the leading coal ports in Wales, due to the port's accessibility to nearby coal regions, further expanding Newport's growth.
Employment in Newport is centred on three main areas, the city centre and business parks to the east and west of the M4 motorway. Newport is home to notable organisations include the British Red Cross and the headquarters of the UK office for National Statistics.
Newport has the world's largest industrial shredder for scrap metal, which is part of the Sims Metal Management Plant. Newport has a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, technology and the service sectors, to name a few.
In recent years, Newport has undergone extensive regeneration which has included lengthening platforms at the railway station and extending the bus station. Residential areas have increased and a riverside campus for the University of Wales has also been constructed, costing £35 million. Newport has three museums, extensive shopping areas as well as much more for residents to enjoy.