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.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
An established market leading Logistics business are looking for an experienced individual who has a proven track-record of managing large teams within a fast-paced, busy warehouse environment.
£25500.00 per annum
Our client, FMCG distribution business, is looking to source an experienced Transport Controller.
£35000.00 - £37000 per annum
A leading distribution customer of Cast UK's is looking to recruit an experienced Regional HR Business Partner.
£30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Our client, who is a leading Retail Distribution business, is looking to source a Stock Manager based at their Coventry distribution site.
£27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Our client is a fast growing FMCG business based in North West London whom are currently looking for an Assistant Planning Manager.
£27000.00 - £29500.00 per annum + Benefits
Reporting into a Transport Shift Manager, you will be responsible for helping with the smooth running of the busy transport team.
£38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client a leading 3rd party logistics business has enlisted the services of Cast UK to recruit a Transport Manager for one of their sites based in the Hull.
£21000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
A retail business located in North Wales have instructed Cast UK to recruit an experienced Inventory Controller to take part in the following:Providing analysis to support the reforecasting process for estimating potential stock requirementsChallengi...
£30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a leading temperature controlled logistics provider, is looking to source an experienced and dynamic Warehouse Night Shift Manager, to be based within its Lancashire operation.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leader within their specialism, is looking to recruit a customer focused Transport Manager for their fast paced, multi-customer operation based in Lincolnshire.