Whereas most northern towns with milling and industrial heritage are closely linked to a major city such as Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle or Glasgow, Burnley is something of an oddity thanks to its relative isolation. It’s a good 22 miles (34 km) to the centre of Manchester to its direct south, about the same distance west or Bradford and the next major settlement to its north is Carlisle, 80 miles (130 km) away. Its nearest neighbour is Blackburn, 10 miles to the west and roughly Burnley’s twin in terms of population (and its footballing rival).
Burnley started out as a market town, trading chiefly in wool and other farm products, until the Industrial Revolution, and particularly the canals, reached the town. When coal was discovered close by, the picture was complete. Before long the town was thriving, with wool mills and eventually cotton mills powered by steam engines making the town thunder with productivity. Inevitably, the mills were to gradually close down and Burnley went through a period of isolation and stagnation, particularly after the Second World War.
The town is, however, looking forward, and has attracted investment and jobs over recent years. Industrial estates have sprung up around the town, and perhaps because of the distance to large cities, Burnley has become almost self-sufficient when it comes to retail, with a bustling town centre and a host of chains setting up shop there. This all adds up to a positive story for those looking for positions in the Burnley area.
To find out about the positions available in Burnley, or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with us today. We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.
With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Burnley or source a new job in Burnley then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
My client is an established manufacturing business in the Burnley area.
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension
Our client, a well-established textiles business, is looking to appoint a Merchandiser to join their UK team based in West Yorkshire where you will report into their passionate and dedicated Head of Merchandising.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global manufacturing business based in Manchester as a Temporary Buyer to support their team on a 9 month contract.
£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently supporting a growing 3PL with the recruitment of a Transport Supervisor at their site based in Greater Manchester.
£25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Car
Cast UK are supporting a well-established Logistics business in their recruitment of a Regional H&S Advisor, who will be based predominantly out of West Yorkshire, but with frequent travel across the network.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Annual Company Shares
My client has been established for over 15 years as a leading trade-only distributors of IT products, remaining a progressive and innovative business that is always looking for new and unique ways to improve their offerings to customers.
£33000.00 - £36600.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business, are looking to recruit a Night Shift Manager to join their growing team in Yorkshire.
£30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Our client, a leading clothing supplier, is looking to appoint a Commercial Analyst to a newly created role within the business.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
A brilliant opportunity has arisen to join a global business based in the Bradford area as a Buyer.
£20000.00 - £25000 per annum
My client, a market leading trend-led retailer, is looking to appoint an Assistant Merchandiser to join their friendly and collaborative team based in Manchester.
£35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
My client, a leading Automotive manufacturer based in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Quality Engineer to join their established team.
£25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Our client is a leading FMCG business with a site based in Manchester and we are currently recruiting a Supply Chain Analyst to join their Supply Chain team.
£21000.00 - £23000.00 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.
£45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an international company based in West Yorkshire as a Category Specialist/ Procurement Manager This would be an excellent opportunity for someone with Purchasing or Trading experience in materials such as Co...