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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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  • 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

  • Assistant Manager Caterer.com
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    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a self motivated and ambitious Assistant Manager to help manage one of the North West’s most prestigious venues. The Fence Gate is a privately owned company and has recently undergone a massive refurbishment... more details

  • Assistant Manager (new store) Retail Choice
    • From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
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    My client is a leading fast paced fashion retailer who are looking for a dynamic assistant manager. Supporting the manager in running a customer focused store including all areas of store development, team succession planning, reviewing stock... more details

  • Retail Customer Advisor - Burnley (20 hours) Total Jobs
    • £6.63 - £7.07 per hour + benefits
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    Retail Customer Advisor Hourly rate of £6.63, rising to £7.07 after probation Uncapped commission - typically 30% of basic pay Burnley The job: We''re EE, home to Britain''s first ever 4G network and one of the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to... more details

  • Year 6 Primary Teacher - Burnley Total Jobs
    • £110.00 - £170.00 per day + Pay to Scale
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    Year 6 Primary Teacher - Burnley Full Time Start date - November We require a year 6 teacher to commence work in our extremely friendly 3 form school. You will be working alongside a supportive team of teachers, and help towards the school... 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.