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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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  • Administration Manager - School / Academy Total Jobs
    • £27924 - £31846 per annum
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    An experienced Administration Manager is sought to join this academy based in Salford Quays, Manchester. The academy is at the heart of a vibrant urban community, where it is their aim to ensure that every student is known, valued and understood as... more details

  • Head Chef, Gastro/Grill Restautant, Burnley, 25,000 Adzuna
    • 22000 - 25000 per annum + tip share and company benefits
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    Head Chef, 22, 000 - 25, 000, recently opened Gastro pub, Burnley Head Chef wanted for this all fresh Gastro/Grill Restaurant located close to Burnley. Part of a growing, well established group currently with 7 sites, you will work closely with the... more details

  • Career Change - Trainee Dental Nurse - Preston Total Jobs
    • From £14,000 to £16,000 per annum
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    Are you looking for a career change? Become a Qualified Dental Nurse by completing the National Diploma in Dental Nursing course. Harriet Ellis is an accredited college with the National Examining Board for Dental Nursing (NEBDN), offering... more details

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    • £17,422
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    Rated Outstanding in the latest Ofsted inspection, Burnley College Sixth Form Centre provides first-class Further Education, University Education, Apprenticeship, business training and adult learning programmes, in the heart of Pennine Lancashire.... more details

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    Due to continued success, our client, a market leading consultancy group is looking to recruit dynamic business to business sales consultants to jo 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.