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.
Cast UK is working with a well established Retailer who is looking to hire a Warehouse Operations Manager to be based out of their large scale operation based in Lancashire.
Cast UK are supporting our client who is a rapidly growing Wholesaler & Distributor who is looking to recruit a Shipping Manager to be based out of their operation in South Manchester.
Cast UK are supporting our client who is a well-established Logistics business with the recruitment of a Marketing Executive to be based out of their ever-growing operation in Lancashire.
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client who is a growing Retailer, are looking to recruit a Logistics Manager to be based out of their ever-growing operation based in Greater Manchester.
£35000 - £45000 per annum
A thriving manufacturing company in the Bradford area is looking to recruit an experienced QHSE Manager to lead their small QHSE team and oversee Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental aspects across a number of sites.
£20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client who is a growing Retailer, are looking to expand their Finance Team by hiring a Finance Assistant.
Our Food Manufacturing client in the Preston area is looking to recruit a Production Manager to lead their team.
£18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Cast UK are recruiting a Customer Services Advisor position for a Large multi-national Distribution business based in Manchester.
£25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + + Shift Allowance
This role is responsible for delivering an exceptional service in a very demanding, fast-paced distribution environment.
£25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK is working with a fast growing tech based,on demand delivery company to recruit a Junior Operations Executive to join their team.