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.
£80000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Car, Bonus
Our client, who is a leading Logistics business with a global network, are looking to recruit a Sales Director.
Scapa is a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products of healthcare and industrial markets.
Our client, a market leading clothing business, is looking to appoint a Demand Forecaster to join their head office team based in South Manchester.
£25000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting one of our prestigious clients with the recruitment process of a Import Account Manager for their growing office based in Greater Manchester.
£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business based in Lancashire, are looking to recruit a General Manager for their fast paced Distribution Centre based in Lancashire.
Cast UK are working in partnership with Tri-Star Packaging, the UK's leading food-to-go packaging supplier.
After a hugely successful 2018, our client, a market leading retailer based in Greater Manchester, is looking to appoint a Junior Merchandiser due to growth.
£35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Our client, who are a family owned company in their 2nd generation of ownership, is looking to recruit a Transport Manager for their operation based in Lancashire.
£22000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting one of our prestigious clients with the recruitment process of a Customs Operator to be based out of their busy Freight office based in Greater Manchester.
£26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a growing business, are looking to recruit an experienced Transport Planner based in Yorkshire.
£60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Our client, who is a growing business based in South Manchester, are looking to recruit an ambitious Head of Finance to help them through a period of change/ restructure.
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.
£28000 - £30000 per annum
Our client, a global manufacturing firm with a site in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Supply Chain Planner to join their existing supply chain team.
My client is an Engineering business in the Oldham area looking to appoint a Procurement Manager to further develop their strategic sourcing activities.
A leading company based in Bradford is looking to recruit a Inventory & Planning Specialist.