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.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Our client, a market leading retail business is looking to appoint an experienced Merchandiser to join their already successful growing team, based in the North West.
£18000 - £20000 per annum + Additional Benefits
:Our Client a leading retailer is looking to recruit a highly driven and enthusiastic Buying Assistant to be based at their offices in the North West.
£20000.00 - £25000 per annum + Additional Benefits
A leading North West retailer has a fantastic opportunity for a highly creative and enthusiastic individual to work within the web team.
£28000.00 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, who is a leading international FMCG business are now looking to recruit a Buyer based in Warwickshire.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Our client, a successful Engineering business in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Strategic Procurement Manager to manage Indirect category spend on a 9-12 month fixed term basis.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting a large Food Manufacturing business with their recruitment process of a Transport Planner.
£55000.00 - £60000 per annum
Our client, who is a leading retailer are looking to source an experienced Operations Manager.
£35000.00 per annum
Our client is a Fashion and Beauty business based in Central London whom are currently looking for a Demand + Supply Planning specialist.
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
Managing individual product categories throughout complete product lifecycle, building seasonal range plans, recommending buy selections and product pricing, and analysing sell-in and sell-outPreparing and analysing weekly sales reports using Excel ...
£29000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
Managing individual product categories throughout complete product lifecycle, building seasonal range plans, recommending buy selections and product pricing, and analysing sell-in and sell-out Preparing and analysing weekly sales reports using Excel ...
£45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Working with the Senior Management team the Continuous Improvement Manager will be focused on delivering best practice, and implementing continuous improvement throughout the operations through the successful management of various complex projects ac...