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What is it like working in Reading?

Reading is the fastest growing town in the UK as it has many Microsoft and Oracle established multi-building locations. Many technology companies reside in the town due to its close proximity to London. The town’s rapidly growing economic prognosis was driven by the flourishing digital sector in the area. Reading is also first in the UK to be a tech employment cluster. Additionally, it’s home to over 20% of the South’s most successful private technology firms.

Other big employers in Reading include business and financial services, providing opportunities for business managers, bankers, insurance and finance advisors and analysts. Companies include Prudential, Visa, HSBC and PriceWaterhouseCooper, which is also a major employer for University of Reading graduates.

Job trends in Reading

Reading has a research-intensive university that has expanded to include a new campus in Malaysia. Companies with offices located within the town centre include Microsoft, Yell, Waitrose and Deloitte. Major employers in the retail industry are found in the Oracle shopping centre. Retailers include Lush, Topshop, Boots and Zara to name a few. The stores offer perfect opportunities for part-time retail assistants and students. For healthcare professionals, the Royal Berkshire Hospital is a significant employer. 

 

What is it like living in Reading?

As a known university town, there is plenty to do in Reading, ranging from bars and nightclubs to shopping and dining. Central London is only 30 minutes away by train and holiday destinations like Bristol and Bath is only an hour away. A three bedroom flat is around £1,350 per month to rent. However, the average three bedroom semi-detached house is well above the UK average, costing around £430,000.

What is it like working in Reading?
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What is it like working in Reading?

Reading is the fastest growing town in the UK as it has many Microsoft and Oracle established multi-building locations. Many technology companies reside in the town due to its close proximity to London. The town’s rapidly growing economic prognosis was driven by the flourishing digital sector in the area. Reading is also first in the UK to be a tech employment cluster. Additionally, it’s home to over 20% of the South’s most successful private technology firms.

Other big employers in Reading include business and financial services, providing opportunities for business managers, bankers, insurance and finance advisors and analysts. Companies include Prudential, Visa, HSBC and PriceWaterhouseCooper, which is also a major employer for University of Reading graduates.

Job trends in Reading

Reading has a research-intensive university that has expanded to include a new campus in Malaysia. Companies with offices located within the town centre include Microsoft, Yell, Waitrose and Deloitte. Major employers in the retail industry are found in the Oracle shopping centre. Retailers include Lush, Topshop, Boots and Zara to name a few. The stores offer perfect opportunities for part-time retail assistants and students. For healthcare professionals, the Royal Berkshire Hospital is a significant employer. 

 

What is it like living in Reading?

As a known university town, there is plenty to do in Reading, ranging from bars and nightclubs to shopping and dining. Central London is only 30 minutes away by train and holiday destinations like Bristol and Bath is only an hour away. A three bedroom flat is around £1,350 per month to rent. However, the average three bedroom semi-detached house is well above the UK average, costing around £430,000.

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Join us and you'll shape more than just your careerWe believe we're best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ...

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Field Dental NurseField Dental Nurse - Binfield 40 hours per week - Monday-Saturday £11 per hour and a monthly car allowance Here at Bupa Dental Care our people are at the heart of everything we do, because we care. We have created environments where ...

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Registered Nurse Up to £34,696 Annual Parkside House, Reading Right now, we're looking for an enthusiastic and committed Registered Nurse to join our exceptional team in Reading. At Bupa our residents are at the heart of everything we do. We are ...


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Job DescriptionNew role has became available in a Market Leading Organisation in the Music Industry. With offices around the world, this is a chance to grow inside a Massive company. Looking for someone who is enthusiastic about IT and Music. Role & ...


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.NET Developer –Reading– 6 months- £450-£475.Net DeveloperReadingContract role (6 months)Do you want to have the ability to work on the latest tech, such as Azure, on the market? If so then my client will give you that opportunity as they are always ...


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Multi Trades Recruitment are looking for an Upholsterer with either Contract or Traditional Upholstery experience on a long term temporary to permanent basis 7:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Fridays to start immediately based at Berkshire RG30.£11.00 per hour ...


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Area Sales Manager – Bathroom ProductsHome and Field Based (covering TW, UB, RG, HA, KT and SW)The CompanyCommitted to delivering excellent service, our client provides their customers with a unique and high-quality range of bathroom products.They are now...

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Ganymede is an suppliers of qualified, multi-disciplined operatives in the Construction and Rail industry. We are currently recruiting for PTS Groundworkers, who share our values to work in the Berkshire area.The position is ongoing and has competitive ...