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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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  • Education OfficerFEATURED JOB Changing Lives
    • £15,700 - £16,750
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    Part time – term time only Closing Date: 09:00am Tuesday 12 May 2015 Brief description of role The Education Officer will design, develop and deliver a range of training/coaching programmes for children and young people (aged 11-18) to raise... more details

  • Independent Domestic Violence AdvisorFEATURED JOB Changing Lives
    • £16,750 - £19,033
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    Hours worked: 37 hours per week Closing Date: 09:00am Tuesday 12 May 2015 Brief description of role The Independent Domestic Violence Advisor will provide high quality support, safety planning and advocacy as part of a multi-agency response... more details

  • Training OfficerFEATURED JOB Chan
    • £19,033 - £20,662
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    18.5 hours per week Closing Date: 09:00am Tuesday 12 May 2015 Brief description of role The Training Advisor will design, develop and deliver a range of training/coaching programmes for victims of domestic abuse and perpetrators of domestic... more details

  • Store Manager Retail Choice
    • £30000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus
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    Store Manager Excellent benefits inc. 30% salary bonus We''re investing. We''re growing. And we''ve got real purpose as we champion a better way of doing business for you and your community. This represents a return to our roots; a turnaround which... more details

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    • £22.00 - £27.00 per annum
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    An innovative building contractor specialising in new build and refurbishment of social housing projects has approached Hays, Preston to recruit a Freelance Estimator to start work in Burnley, Lancashire with immediate effect. Whilst initially a... more details

  • Town Planner - £23K-£28K - Burnley Total Jobs
    • £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
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    Town Planner - £23000-£28000 + Benefits Burnley, Lancashire Specialist Planning Consultancy with an office on the outskirts of Burnley are currently looking for a Town Planner to cover a wide range of project work including residential, commercial,... more details

  • Care Worker (female)- Burnley Adzuna
    • From £7.19 to £7.74 per hour + fuel allowance
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    Community Care & Support Worker - Burnley Competitive Pay rates up to £7.90 per hour Flexible hours between 15 – 37.5 hours ARE YOU? Someone who wants to make a difference to people’s lives? A Driver with own vehicle and prepared to travel in... more details

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  • Media Sales Consultant CV Library
    • £21000 - £24000/annum Car, Smartphone, iPad
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    Media Sales Consultant Burnley Salary: Basic £20k - £24k, plus uncapped bonus. Realistic OTE £28 - £32K, plus Car, iPad and smartphone. Our customer is one of the UK''s leading publishing companies - both in print and online. As a result of... 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.