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.
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£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a family-owned FMCG manufacturing business, are looking to source a Materials Planner for their operation based in Bolton.
£23000.00 - £25500.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently supporting an established 3PL business with the recruitment of a Transport Co-ordinator at their site based in Greater Manchester.
£22000.00 - £25000 per annum
Our client, a leading fashion retailer, is looking to appoint an Assistant Ecommerce Trading Merchandiser to join their dynamic head office team based in Greater Manchester.
£75000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Cast UK is partnering with a leading FMCG business in Manchester as they look to appoint a Supply Chain Director to join their Senior Leadership Team.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting our client, who is a growing Retailer with stores across the UK, with the recruitment process of a Contract Manager to be based in Greater Manchester.
£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client is a global manufacturing business with a site in the Burnley area, looking to appoint a new Head of Demand Planning.
Up to £23000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting a growing client with the recruitment process of a Sales Account Manager to work within their busy operation based in Manchester.
Our client is an Aerospace and Defence company based in Oldham looking to recruit a Commercial Officer to join their busy Commercial Bids team on a permanent basis.
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
My client is a leading manufacturer in Lancashire and an opportunity has arisen for an NPI/Quality engineer to join their expanding team.