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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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    Carewatch is one of the leading providers of Home Care in the UK with over 150 branches. We are expanding all the time and would like you to join us. We deliver care to our customers in their own homes. We offer full training and support. You should... more details

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    Multichannel Test Manager Group Responsible to : Business Analysis & Testing Manager Responsible for: Test Leads (x3), Test Analysts (x2), Offshore Test Analysts (x2) Department: Multichannel > Technology Team > Testing Team Location: Head... more details

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    Are you looking for a first-class online IT training course? Are you technically minded and have a passion for technology? If so, you are ideally suited to train for an exciting career in IT Support. Become an IT professional with the IT Support... more details

  • Sous Chef - Burnley Caterer.com
    • £25000 - £27000 per annum + tips & live in
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    Excellent Opportunity in Fantastic Busy Country Pub Our client is recruiting a Sous Chef for their busy Pub with serving all fresh food to satisfied customers in the Burnley Area. The pub also has busy functions rooms so provide banqueting for... more details

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    Owned by Tesco Plc, but operated as a separate business, One Stop Stores are an ambitious organisation, with growth plans over the next 5 years that will see us opening new stores across the country. We currently have over 750 stores across England... 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.