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.
£25000.00 per annum
Cast UK are supporting a Catering provider business with their recruitment process for an immediate start Supply Chain Analyst.
£35000 - £40000 per annum
Cast UK are supporting a Catering provider business with their recruitment process for a immediate start Supply & Inventory Manager.
£18000.00 - £30000 per annum + Uncapped bonus
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£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting a large Food Manufacturing business with their recruitment process of a Transport Planner.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Our client, a market leading retail business is looking to appoint an experienced Merchandiser to join their already successful growing team, based in the North West.
£33000.00 - £43000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Our client is looking for a driven, ambitious and confident S&OP professional to introduce new S&OP processes in conjunction with a new system implementation.
£28000.00 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, who is a leading international FMCG business are now looking to recruit a Buyer based in Warwickshire.
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business based in Lancashire, are looking to recruit an Operations Manager to join their well-established team based in Lancashire.
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently recruiting an Outbound Manager for our prestigious client based at their Distribution Centre in Greater Manchester.
£55000.00 - £60000 per annum
Our client, who is a leading retailer are looking to source an experienced Operations Manager.