Where to find jobs in Burnley

As Burnley has some of the lowest property prices in the UK, it is often used as a commuter town for people working in Leeds and Manchester. There are now a wide selection of industries within Burnley, so residents can now find jobs in Burnley far easier than before.


Burnley’s traditional sources of employment have gradually disappeared over time. Deep coal mining and steam powered milling ceased in the 1980s and two of Burnley’s largest manufacturers have closed within the last 15 years. Companies like Michelin and Shop Direct have closed their doors in recent times, but the development of new industrial estates and business parks are reversing the trend.


Companies like Gardner Aerospace, Futaba-Tenneco UK and Unison Engine Components can be found in Burnley. These manufacturing employers are within highly specialised fields like aerospace, pro audio and automotive components.


Retail is another growth area as Burnley is a popular shopping destination. St James Street is the town’s main shopping street. Shops like Marks and Spencers, Next, New Look, W H Smith, Ernest Jones, Argos, JD Sports and HMV are a small selection of the high street names that can be found on St James Street or in the adjacent Charter Walk Shopping Centre. On the outskirts of town there are four retail parks that offer employment opportunities with businesses like TK Maxx, Staples, Halfords and PC World. Supermarkets like Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Iceland, Asda and Aldi can also be found throughout Burnley.


If you are interested in motor retail, dealerships from VW, Vauxhall, Nissan, Ford and Renault can be found as well as car supermarkets like Motorpoint Burnley on Rosegrove Lane.

Final Word

Jobs from some of the companies mentioned above can be found in local newspapers like the Burnley Express or on their website burnleyexpress.net/jobs. Another source of jobs is recruitment agencies. Agencies like Adecco on Parker Lane and Hays on St James Row are always looking for new candidates. You should also check websites like monster.com and jobsite.co.uk for jobs in the town.

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