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.
£28000 - £32000 per annum
A retail food supplying business have instructed Cast UK to support them on their recruitment for a Supply Chain Analyst in Manchester.
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
My client, who are a leading retail business are looking for an experienced Logistics/Transport Manager to join their team in West Yorkshire.
£65000.00 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Our client, an award-winning branded supplier, is looking to appoint a Category Manager to head up their Softlines category.
£26000.00 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Our client, a leading and long-standing supplier of a wide range of products including Giftware, Seasonal and Home Accessories, is looking to appoint a Product Development Manager to a newly created role in their business as it expands.
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Our client, a leading manufacturing business based in the Scunthorpe area, is looking to appoint a Supply Chain Planner to join their established team.
£26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
ole TitleSenior Assistant Merchandiser- FashionLondon£26K-£28K (DOE) My client, a leading design led Womenswear retailer, is looking to appoint a capable and confident Assistant Merchandiser to join their head office team based in London.
£21000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Manage the movement of product into the UK, ensuring all statutory Import Export and Duty Regulations are metEnsure the importation of wines is received safely and efficientlyLiaise between Suppliers and TransportersBe responsible for the management ...
£35000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Manage the movement of product into and out of the UK, ensuring all statutory Import Export and Duty Regulations are metLead the business through the process of becoming an "Authorised Economic Operator" and continue to manage this procedure ensurin...
£70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Car or Car allowance + Benefits
Based in Oxfordshire, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced General Manager.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
An established market leading Logistics business are looking for an experienced individual who has a proven track-record of managing large teams within a fast-paced, busy warehouse environment.