A large town in Lancashire, Blackburn is a busy place with many opportunities for those looking for vacancies. Plus, it's just nine miles from Preston and 20 miles from Manchester, thus offering an easy commute for those who live or work in these other locations.
From the middle of the 13th century, Blackburn was a mill town that produced textiles - and was once known as the weaving capital of the world. The spinning jenny, was invented by local James Hargreaves in 1764 and it paved the way for Blackburn to become one of the first industrialised towns.
After the end of the second world war, Blackburn's textile sector experienced a brief boost, and then fell into decline. Along with the rest of the region, a combination of deindustrialisation and global competition meant much of the work was outsourced abroad and the town suffered economically.
Today, Blackburn is experiencing a renewal, as the economy switches from manufacturing-led industries to the service sector. However, around 20 per cent of the local workforce is still based in manufacturing, with one major employer being BAE Systems.
Other top employers in Blackburn include the local council and Blackburn College, as well as the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The IT, finance and communications sectors also play a big part in the local economy, and many of the leading companies in these fields can be found in places like Greenbank Business Park and Shadsworth Business Park.
For anyone seeking a new role in Blackburn - or anywhere else in the country - the recruitment consultants at Cast UK can help.
Our team of dedicated specialists have extensive experience in filling vacancies in the supply chain, procurement and logistics sectors and we work hard to find the best talent for every role.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Blackburn or source a new job in Blackburn then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently supporting one of our prestigious clients with the recruitment process of a Shift Manager for their fast paced operation based in Greater Manchester.
£25000.00 - £30000 per annum
My client, a market leading trend-led retailer, is looking to appoint an Ecommerce Merchandiser to join their growing team based in Manchester.
£80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits
As one of the UK's leading retailers, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of a General Manager.
£22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting a market leading 3PL business with the recruitment of a Warehouse Team Leader for their fast paced operation based in Greater Manchester.
£30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Our client, a growing fast fashion retailer, is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Senior Womenswear Fast Fashion Designer to join their head office based in the North West.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a world leading manufacturing business based in Manchester as a Purchasing Coordinator.
£32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently supporting one of our prestigious clients with the recruitment process of a Shift Manager for their fast paced operation based in Lancashire.
£24000.00 - £28000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Are you an ambitious and experienced Assistant Buyer looking for a new challenge in 2018? Our client, a growing fast-fashion retailer, is looking to appoint a Junior Buyer to join their head office team based in the North West.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client is a market leading business who are looking to recruit a dynamic Facilities Manager, based at their NDC in the North West.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Our Manchester based client is a niche engineering company manufacturing high end electronic assemblies.