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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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  • Temporary Administrator Adzuna
    • 6.75 - 7.25/hour Holiday Pay
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    Our client is a long established manufacturer and they are seeking a temporary Administrator for approximately 10 months to cover a period of maternity leave. Reporting directly to the Office Manager, the role will involve a mix of office support... more details

  • Warehouse Operative - Great Staff Discounts! CV Library
    • £6.31 - £6.50/hour
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    Transline are recruiting for a warehouse role at our clients ever expanding site in Burnley! If you''d like to work for a trendy online fashion retailer this is the job for you. Opportunities have arisen at the site within the Returns and Stock... more details

  • Sales Order Processor reed.co.uk
    • £14,000
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    Organisation Description Are you a passionate customer service advocate with sales processing experience? If so, this could be the new challenge for you! My client, an established manufacturer in the Burnley area, is looking for an experienced Sales... more details

  • Procurement Analyst Telegraph
    • £20000 - £30000 per annum
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    Procurement Analyst Location Manchester - Business Services client Role Purpose To support and work as part of a team within one of the companies major clients. The role holder will be a pivotal part of the procurement team, enabling them to... more details

  • Head of Billings and Assurance Adzuna
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    Our client, a leading provider of managed communications services is looking to appoint a Head of Billings and Assurance for their head office in Burnley. Purpose of Role Reporting to the financial controller, the role of the Head of Billing would... 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.