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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 specialized Stillage, Container Manufacturer & Repairer, servicing the Oil, Gas, Motor & Medical Industry. They have the facility to design, create, build & finish all our products on site. With over 10, 000 sq. ft. of... more details

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    Due to our continuing growth, we are now looking for an experienced Operations Trainer to join our passionate, agile and creative team in Burnley. At boohoo.com our growth is unmatched, our speed unrivalled, and our future is bright. Since our... more details

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    Our client is an independent company established in 1994 who install quality fire and security systems across the North West. They are a family business that recognise the importance of customer satisfaction and pride themselves on their customer... more details

  • GP Locum - General Practitioner required for various dates of your choice in Burnley, Lancashire The GP Locum - General Practitioner should be proficient with EMIS LV and will be working in a NHS Practice of which has 2 General Practitioners handed... 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.