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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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    Front End Developer Location: North West England - Burnley £30, 000 - £35, 000 Exciting job opportunity. A position has arisen in a dynamic company that offers you the chance to be involved in exciting projects and fantastic career opportunities. We... more details

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    Looking for a new role with an immediate start? SF Group are currently recruiting for an Finance Assistant for our fantastic client based in the Burnley area. Our client is looking for someone who can start immediately on a temporary basis. The role... more details

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    JOB TITLE: Sales Designer - Kitchens LOCATION: Burnley, Blackburn, Preston, Accrington, Rochdale, Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe, Skipton, Bacup, Halifax, Fulwood, Darwen, Leyland, Chorley, Keighley INDUSTRY: Kitchens SALARY: £24, 000 +... more details

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    A full time administrative assistant is required as soon as possible for a busy office based in Burnley. Working within the admin team, your duties will include answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries, data entry onto a case management... 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.