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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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  • Branch Merchandiser Retail Choice
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    -Retailer within the sportswear field is recruiting a Merchandiser / Allocator Updating weekly and daily reports for business use - Help the merchandiser in updating and forecasting weekly sales, stock & intake at department level - Sales... more details

  • E-Commerce Manager Retail Choice
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    E-Commerce Manager This multichannel womenswear retailer is looking for someone to develop and manage the website of their most successful brand. An exciting opportunity for an E-Commerce Assistant to take the next stage in their career, or for an... more details

  • Installer Support Sales Area Representative Adzuna
    • 19, 000 per Annum a Company Car / Car Allowance
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    Job Title: Installer Support Sales Area Representatives Location: Burnley, Lancashire Salary: 19, 000 per Annum a Company Car / Car Allowance and Inclusion in Company Benefits and Employee Reward Schemes Installer Support Sales Area Representatives... more details

  • Recruitment Consultant - Technical desk - New Start Up - Total Jobs
    • From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum VERY STRONG commission structure
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    My client a successful  employment solutions organisation now e stablished 15 years, is looking to develop the Recruitment arm of their business  Based in the Lancashire area they ideally want to speak to Recruiters from Aerospace and Automotive... more details

  • Sales/Customer Service Apprentice reed.co.uk
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    Our client based in the Rosegrove area of Burnley is looking to recruit a sales/customer service apprentice. Full training will be provided Main duties will include cold calling businesses to sell the products and services the company have on offer.... 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.