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.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a leading business within their field, are looking to recruit an experienced Freight Bid Co-Ordinator.
Up to £26000.00 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.
£18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Bonus
Here at Cast UK, we are looking to strengthen our team with the addition of a Recruitment Consultant who will work across either our Logistics, Supply Chain, Procurement or Retail divisions.
£27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business, are looking to recruit an Operations Manager to join their growing team in West Yorkshire.
£25000.00 - £30000 per annum
A series of fantastic new opportunities have arisen risen to join a global business based in the Bradford area as they invest signifanctly in the growth of the Purchasing & Supply Chain operation.
Our client, a market leading fashion retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint a number of Junior Merchandisers due to growth.
Our client, a market leading fashion retailer based in the North West, is looking to appoint several Senior Assistant Merchandisers due to growth.
£22000.00 - £25000 per annum
Our client, a market-leading retail business, is looking to appoint a Junior Commercial Analyst to a newly created role.
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.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global organisation based in the centre of Manchester as a Supply Chain Coordinator.