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.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Car
Our client, who is a leading business within their field, are looking to recruit an experienced Warehouse & Logistics Manager to oversee their operation which includes 2 sites across the Greater Manchester area.
£28000.00 - £30000 per annum
Our client, an established retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint a Junior Merchandiser to join their growing team.
£26000.00 - £30000 per annum
Our client, an established retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint a Senior Assistant Merchandiser to join their growing team.
Up to £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leader within their space, are looking to recruit an experienced Production Planner at their fast paced operation based in Greater Manchester.
Our client, a market leading fashion retailer, is looking to appoint a Merchandiser / Senior Merchandiser to join their growing head office team based in the North West.
Our client, a leading fashion retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint a Senior Assistant Merchandiser to join their growing team.
£28000 - £30000 per annum
Our client, a leading clothing supplier based in South Manchester, is looking to employ an experienced and true Import Merchandiser to join their growing team.
Up to £40000 per annum + Car Allowance
Cast UK are currently supporting a market leading 3PL with the recruitment of a Transport Operations Manager at one of their sites based in Greater Manchester.
A global manufacturing business in the Manchester area is looking to appoint a temporary Sales Order Processor to support their team for a period of 6 months.
£32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
My client is a leading Automotive manufacturer in Lancashire and an opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager to join the team.