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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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  • Chef de Partie - NEW OPENING!!! Caterer.com
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    Chef de Partie, £16, 000 - £18, 000, grill concept, needed for this NEW OPENING due end September! Working in a team of 6 Chefs, your role will be to work on all areas of the kitchen ensuring the highest of standards are met. Using all fresh local... more details

  • General Manager Commercial Leisure Burnley 33-50K basic OTE 60K Caterer.com
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    General Manager Commercial Leisure Burnley 33-50K basic OTE 60K We are looking to recruit a General Manager for the market leading operator in the bingo sector in Burnley, a business that revolves around the delivery of excellent customer service... more details

  • Store Manager Retail Choice
    • £16000 - £20000 per annum
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    As a Store Manager they are looking for a well rounded and commercial ''Retail Manager'' who is both proactive in their approach and can work using their own initiative, Fashion experience is highly desirable however not essential as full training... more details

  • Registered Manager Total Jobs
    • £22k - 25k per year
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    Our client is looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Registered Manager to assist them in driving their fast expanding  company forward through excellence and drive. Offering a salary of £22, 000 - £25, 000 per annum. Our client specialises in... more details

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    • £10.50 - £12.00 per hour + Holiday Pay
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    Our client is seeking an Assistant Accountant to join their busy Finance Team on a temporary basis, whilst they recruit a new staff member. For the right candidate, and if interested, the role may become permanent. The successful candidate will be... 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.