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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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  • Company Accountant Total Jobs
    • From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum
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    We are currently working a client in the Burnley area who are looking for a Company Accountant to join the business in this newly created position. The company is well established but is growing due to recent acquisition which has in turn has... more details

  • Store Manager - Padiham (Retail Choice::RET2/RET_MP1) Retail Choice
    • £20000 - £22000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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    Mandeville Retail are looking to recruit a Store Manager for a retail business in the Lancashire area. This famous retailer has stores in key locations in the UK and will continue its expansion plans throughout 2016. They are looking for... more details

  • AutoCAD Engineering Draughtsman Total Jobs
    • Highly negotiable, please tell us what you are looking for.
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    AutoCAD Engineering Draughtsman Burnley Salary - negotiable, realistic and competitive. Our client based near to Burnley, are looking for an AutoCAD draughtsman to join their busy and buzzing design team. This is a role, that for the right... more details

  • Recruitment Consultant Jobsite
    • £20,000 - £25,000 per annum + Benefits
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    One of the longest running and fastest growing recruitment companies in the UK is seeking a Recruitment Consultant based in Burnley to work within its logistics sector. The Recruitment Consultant will receive many excellent benefits such as an... more details

  • Customer Service Host / Team Assistant Total Jobs
    • £7.30 per hour after probation (£7.20 during probation)
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    THE CHALLENGE Are you a multi-tasker on a mission? We need Customer Hosts for our Burnley club, hellbent on making sure that our customers have the very best experience possible! You’ll be a brilliant communicator, a great customer champion and an... 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.