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 0333 121 3345.
£25000 - £30000 per annum
A thriving manufacturing company in the Bradford area is looking to recruit a Production Planner to support their Supply Chain Planning team.
£20000.00 - £30000 per annum + DOE + Benefits
Our client is a market leading Logistics business who are looking to expand their Freight Forwarding team within their growing operation based in Manchester.
£22500.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business, are looking to recruit a Warehouse Team Leader to join their well-established team based in Greater Manchester.
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
A highly successful and up and coming business is looking for an experienced Supply Chain Manager to join their team.
Up to £25000.00 per annum + Shift Allowance & Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business based in Lancashire, are looking to recruit a Warehouse Supervisor to join their well-established team.
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Our client is a successful retail business looking to appoint a Merchandiser to join their existing team.
£26000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client is a manufacturing business in Stockport looking to recruit a Demand Planner into the team.
£65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Cast UK is supporting one of our growing clients with their recruitment process of a Contract Manager to support in the further growth of the business.
£40000.00 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Flexible Working
Reporting to the Head of Procurement, this role will manage key commercial activities between the business and its Customers and support the resolution and negotiation of key procurement opportunities.
£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + + Bonus & Benefits
ead of Warehouse OperationsCentral London£50,000 - £60,000 + Benefits Cast UK are supporting a growing client with the recruitment of a Head of Warehouse Operations for their expanding operation based in Central London.