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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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  • Dental Nurse Part TimeFEATURED JOB Dentistry@442
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    Qualified Dental Nurse. We are looking for someone kind and caring to join our friendly team. Ideally with experience of working in private practice. Ideally to cover two days/week, up to a max of three days more details

  • Planning Administrator Total Jobs
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    My client based on the outskirts of Burnley, located close to the M65 is currently seeking a PLANNING ADMINISTRATOR to join their existing team. This is a brand new vacancy and an exciting, long term and permanent opportunity for someone to join a... more details

  • Merchandising Planner Retail Choice
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    The Company: A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Merchandising Planner to join a growing, diverse and dynamic organisation based in Lancashire during a very exciting period. The company supply a wide variety of home furnishing products to... more details

  • Data Entry Clerk CV Library
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    We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Data Entry Clerk to join our Burnley based client, on a temporary basis. As the Temp Data Entry Administrator, you will be responsible for processing large amounts of data using an in-house system,... more details

  • Travel Money Advisor - Burnley reed.co.uk
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    Tesco Travel Money is recruiting for Travel Money Advisors with responsibility for buying and selling foreign currency to customers within the store. There’s never been a more flexible way to escape your daily routine and earn some extra money.... more details

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    Internal Sales Team Manager Burnley, Lancashire £Neg - OTE £40, 000 - £50, 000 Our Client is a provider of systems and services to business and consumer users on a National and International bases. Due to growth and structure change they are now... more details

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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.