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.
Up to £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK's client, who are enjoying a successful period of growth, is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of a General Manager - Operations.
A global manufacturing business in the Manchester area is looking to appoint a temporary Sales Order Processor to support their team for a period of 3 months.
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Our client, a global manufacturing firm based in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Production Planner to join their existing supply chain team.
£30000 - £35000 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global manufacturing business based in Manchester as a Buyer.
Up to £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business based in Manchester, are looking to recruit a Warehouse Controller for their growing operation based in Manchester.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are currently recruiting for an experienced and dynamic Supplier Compliance Manager, based in the North West.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a growing manufacturing business based in West Yorkshire as a Buyer.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Cast UK are currently supporting one of our prestigious clients with the recruitment process of a Shift Manager on a 3 month contract for their fast paced operation based in Lancashire.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business based in Lancashire, are looking to recruit an Operations Manager to join their well-established team based in Lancashire.
Cast UK are currently supporting one of our prestigious clients with the recruitment process of a Night Shift Manager for their fast paced operation based in Lancashire.
£28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Our client, a global FMCG business with a site in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Production Scheduler to join their supply chain team.
£154 - £50000 per annum + DOE + Package
Our client, an award-winning supplier, has retained our services exclusively to appoint a Category Manager to be responsible for a key category within the business.