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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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