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This market town in Lancashire has a population of around 73,500. It is near various cities including Manchester, 21 miles away and Preston 25 miles away. It was one of the first English towns to seize the industrial revolution and became one of the world's biggest cloth producers. However, now it is an increasingly dormitory town for Manchester, and the main employment for locals is work in the public sector.

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    Our client is a nationally recognised construction contractor specializing in Social Housing refurbishment. Based from their Burnley office, they require an experienced Planner/Administrator to work with the Operations team to provide administrative... more details

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    We have an exciting opportunity for a Store Manager to join the team and manage the day to day running of our Peacocks store located in Burnley. As Store Manager I am looking for a well rounded and commercial ‘retail manager’ who is proactive in... more details

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    Administrator Location: Burnley Salary - 14-16k per annum This is an excellent opportunity to work within a highly successful, rapidly growing and progressive company in Burnley within a varied Administration and Customer Service role. This position... more details

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    We are looking for Warehouse Operatives to work with online fashion retailer, Boohoo, at their Burnley facility. There is a number of excellent positions offering various shifts at competitive rates - days £7.00 per hour & nights £7.50 per hour.... more details

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    Customer Host - 2nd Cook Ref BIN004842 Division Gala Bingo County Lancashire Location/Store Burnley Club Full Time/Part Time Full Time Contract Type Permanent Hours per Week 35 Planned number of hires 1 Salary £6.80 after probationary period (£6.50... more details

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Burnley Essential Jobseeker Information


Access to the town is mainly from the M65, which runs to Blackburn and Preston and joins the M6. It is also connected to Manchester via the A65 and M66. There are four train stations linking it to most of the major northern towns, and Northern Rail provides this service. Airports in Manchester, Leeds, Blackpool and Liverpool are all within an hour's drive. The town's main shopping area is St James Street, as well as the Charter Walk Shopping Centre, both located in the heart of the town. Higher and further education is provided by Burnley College, which moved to a new £80 million development in 2009, in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire.

Public Sector

The largest employment sector in the area is public administration, education and health, which provides around a third of employment opportunities in the town. Burnley Borough Council and Lancashire County Council are the administrators of everything from public libraries to education and social care. Degree-level entry may ensure a fast-track to managerial or higher-paid posts but councils also offer work placements and school-leaver opportunities. Explore the many services they provide - there's bound to be one you'll enjoy as a potential career. The other main public sector employer is health, with Burnley College training many people for careers in healthcare.http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/vacancies/?sysredir=y


Manufacturing accounts for around a fifth of employment in the town. The main manufacturing employers today are in highly specialised fields, particularly aerospace, professional audio and vehicle parts. Employers include Safran Aircelle, GE, AMS Neve and TRW Automotive. These are looking for highly-skilled employees but will also require a number of support staff which call for more run-of-the-mill CVs.

The Michelin factory was once one of the biggest employers but it was replaced by the Lancashire Digital Technology Centre, to provide support and incubation space for start-up technology companies.