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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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    Social Housing Maintenance Company recruiting for a highly competent Electrician based in Burnley Our client is a Social Housing Maintenance company based in Burnley. On their behalf we are recruiting for a highly competent Electrician. This job is... more details

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    Our client has been going through a period of rapid growth and are looking to recruit an assistant accountant to help run the finance and accounting function of the business, overseeing the finance assistant. The successful candidate will be working... more details

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    Things are moving pretty fast here at Halfords! Have you got the pace, experience and career aspiration to move with us? About the role Here at Halfords we like nothing more than to recruit, grow and develop talent. We look for Assistant Managers... more details

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    Sous Chef Location: Lancashire / Yorkshire Border Salary: £25k-£27k DOE Plus £3k Tips About the Company Our client is a privately owned company, multi award winning site, 100 cover brassiere, public bar area serving food, function rooms (80 &... more details

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    Production Operative £14, 000 - £16, 000 (pro-rata) Initial 6-month contract Burnley Ginger Recruitment are excited to be working with a leading manufacturing company, based in Burnley. This company have been supplying well-known brands with... 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.