Guess which is the main industry in Blackpool? If you said tourism that ringing sound in your ears is the QI klaxon sounding! Public admin, education and health employ more than tourism. To be fair, it all depends how you count the statistics. Tourism is certainly the most public employer and provides thousands of jobs - even if many are part-time or seasonal. And a decision to reinvigorate the sea front and holiday sector around South Beach through schemes such as Invest in Best has led to a valiant fight back by Blackpool in an age of cheap flights abroad.
... at commutable distance by car from Bury, Burnley, Bolton, Blackpool, Preston, Halifax, Ramsbottom, Darwen, Bacup, Lancashire, North West of England Main Duties: Export administration duties to manage, look after and provide high levels of customer service... more details
...Stylist (Dog Groomer) Full Time Blackpool New Salon This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company that was voted Number 1 in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, 2013. With over 380 stores and plans to open a further 20... more details
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...The Clayton Group have an opportunity to join an established provider that has been involved in providing care for almost fifty years. The post will be at their 20 bedded all male mental health hospital situated in Blackpool. The service... more details
...Scrub Nurse / ODP Blackpool, Lancashire Full Time, Permanent Role £26, 500 upward, plus benefits Search Consultancy is looking for an experienced Scrub Nurse or ODP to work within a busy theatre in a private hospital in Blackpool. Your role... more details
Blackpool sits on the west coast of Lancashire and the Blackpool Urban Area takes in Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Blackpool and Lytham St Annes. This is the area providing jobs for the locals through dozens of small and medium-sized enterprises. Watch out for the companies establishing themselves at Blackpool & Fylde Industrial Estate, Whitehills Business Park or the Blackpool International Business Park (next to the airport). Further afield, the M55 leads to Preston and businesses such as BAE Systems offering a range of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
Public Admin is a horribly vague description of a wide range of rewarding careers. It covers both central government and local government work, serving the 100,000 plus people living in the Blackpool area. The most public face of the government's civil service operations in Blackpool is the National Savings and Investments Centre in the town - not least because it's also home to Ernie. The Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment (Ernie) picks out the Premium Bond winners. Blackpool Council is the local government provider and jobs range from architects to waste management. Just think of all the services the council provides and what jobs they entail.
Don't ignore the obvious. Tourism offers many seasonal or part-time jobs but the hotels and conference venues will also offer rewarding careers in this sector.