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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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    Are you looking to change your career and become a lorrys driver? Would you like to be in a  £24, 000 per year job  with overtime available? We work with hundreds of companies throughout the UK, all of which are looking for newly qualified lorry... more details

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    ROLE: Legal Cashier / Accounts Assistant LOCATION: Burnley SALARY: GBP16, 000-GBP20, 000 EMPLOYMENT: Permanent Competitive salary career progression A leading law firm based in Burnley is seeking a Legal Cashier / Accounts Assistant to join them... more details

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    Our client a well respected financial services company is looking to recruit a dedicated, hardworking and positive Accounts Assistant to join their busy accounts department. Reporting to the Finance Director duties will include assisting with a... more details

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    Are you looking to change your career and become a lorrys driver? Would you like to be in a  £24, 000 per year job  with overtime available? We work with hundreds of companies throughout the UK, all of which are looking for newly qualified lorry... more details

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    We are delighted to be working with one of Lancashire''s most prestigious chartered accountancy practices who are now in a position to appoint a Tax Manager. This 4 partner firm attract and retain high calibre individuals through offering an... more details

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Burnley Essential Jobseeker Information

Location

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

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.