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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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  • Machinery Installations/Removals EngineerFEATURED JOB KMH Ltd
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    Machinery Installation/Removal Engineer Full time employment Guaranteed 40 hours per week Lots of overtime as we work all over the country sometimes with early starts. The job involves moving of all types of industrial machinery so a... more details

  • Commis Chef - NEW OPENING Caterer.com
    • £12500 - £14000 per annum
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    Commis Chef, £12, 000 - £14, 000, New Gastro Pub opening in Burnley. Commis Chef required for this all fresh Gastro Pub with an influence on char grilled products located close to Burnley. As Commis Chef you will work on all sections of the kitchen... more details

  • Boyswear Designer Retail Choice
    • c£25k- £30k depending on experience
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    An experienced boyswear designer is required to join this successful company to design commercial ranges of multi product boyswear including graphics & prints. The boyswear designer will be required to complete trend research, will work to... more details

  • Store Manager Retail Choice
    • £17000 - £18000 per annum
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    My client is one of the UK''S largest value for money fashion retail chains with 100''s of stores across the UK. They now have an exciting opportunity for a Store Manager to join the team and manage the day to day running of one of their major... more details

  • Digital Marketing Apprenticeship - Burnley (BB11) Adzuna
    • 7800.00 per year
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    Employer Details: An award winning, Ofsted outstanding apprenticeship from QA - 94% go onto full-time jobs. My client are Specialists at lead generation and nurture for high value customers. Core competences in integrating Analytics, CRM, PPC,... more details

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    Debt Recovery Manager Salary £30, 968 Burnley Full Time We have changed the way that we run and manage our business so that we can continue to be successful and make a real difference in the communities in which we work. Under our ?Fit for the... more details

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Burnley Essential Jobseeker Information

Location

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

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.