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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.

Employability Teacher - part time - FTC

“At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing ...

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Music Teacher

Job exciting opportunity to join the Performing Arts and Creative Industries team at our Reading Campus.To meet our vision of achieving far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning, we need an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher in Music....

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Our client a leading industry solutions provider are seeking to recruit a Senior Linux Engineer/Consultant/Junior Architect. As a Consultant, your primary role will be focused on our product suite. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of ...


Senior Software Developer

Senior Software DeveloperLocation: Reading, BerkshireSalary: £46,000 - £56,000 per annumThis role will be working with a national well-known energy provider based in the heart of Reading.The successful senior candidate will be required to work ...

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Payments Implementation Consultant

Payments Implementation Consultant A Payments Implementation Consultant is required by a leading organisation based in Reading, Berkshire. The client is looking for a confident and capable individual who is able to communicate at varying levels of ...


DV / SC Cleared - Team Leader - IT - Infrastructure

We are looking for customer-focused and enthusiastic Team Leader for the On-Prem Infrastructure and Tooling Team. This is an excellent opportunity, based in Aldermaston, nr Reading Berkshire. You will have live DV or SC level Security Clearance. You ...


Server Management Engineer - DV Cleared

ISS III (Server Management) This role is based in Aldermaston,near Reading. You will ideally have DV level security clearance for the role. Applicants without it will be considered, however you must be eligible for full clearance. Provide a quality 3rd ...


REQUIRED: MESSAGING / EXCHANGE ENGINEER LOCATION: BRACKNELL DURATION: 6 MONTH INITIAL CONTRACT This role covers functions of Exchange, outlook and office communicator. Messaging engineer's responsibilities include supporting user's access mail via outlook...


Cyber Security Architect

Cyber Security Architect Cyber Security Architect is required by a global organisation in their Basingstoke office.As the Cyber Security Architect, you will be working across all; stages of the system lifecycle and you will contribute to the security ...


Role: Office 365 developerJob Type: Full-time with flexible hoursLocation: ReadingBenefits: Flexible working, Work from home, Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays), Great share plans, Group Pension Plan, One day paid ...