City : WorkSearch Hub : Local Employers
Here is a list of some of the largest employers in and around the Wokingham borough broken down by sector type:
Bracknell & Wokingham College : A college of Further Education, offering courses for school leavers, adults and employers in Berkshire.
East Berkshire College : A Further Education College in Berkshire with campuses in Langley and Windsor.
Reading College : A college of further education based in Reading, Berkshire.
University of Reading: A leading academic institution based in Reading which provides a number of job opportunities.
Energy and Utilities
BG Group: Multinational oil and gas company with operations all over the globe. It is one of the largest producers and suppliers of liquefied natural gas.
British Gas : Is part of the Centrica Group of companies. The company supplies energy and services to millions of homes and offices around the UK.
EDF Energy : An intergrated energy company which provides to businesses and homes, gas and electricity Energy throughout the United Kingdom.
E.ON SE : An European holding company based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The company runs one of the world’s largest investor-owned electric utility service providers.
National Grid plc : A British multinational electricity and gas utility company headquarted in Warwick, UK.
Scottish & Southern Energy Plc : A British energy company headquarted in Perth, Scotland and United Kingdom that supply gas, electricity, phone and broadband services.
SSE : The UK’s largest generator of renewable energy. SSE is involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity, gas and other energy services.
Thames Water : A private utility company that coordinates water supply and waste treatment primarily in the South of England.
Amec Foster Wheeler : A British multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Great Western : A British train operating company owned by FirstGroup.
Jacobs: One of the largest providers of technical services offering support in a huge number of industries.
Network Rail: One of the main railway networks in the UK with a number of jobs available for engineers.
South West Trains : The British service provides train services to the South West of London, with London Waterloo as the main station connecting to Waterloo East.
Food and Beverages
Brakes Group : A distribution company supplying food, drink and other products mainly to the catering industry in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden.
Caterlink Ltd: A catering company specialising in catering for the education sector.
CH&Co Group : One of Britain’s most trustworthy corporate and commercial caterers which provide specialist businesses in catering and service solutions.
Compass Group: A multinational foodservice and support services company.
Holroyd Howe Independant: This catering company provides services for schools.
Pepsi-Co: A well-known fast moving consumer goods company that owns a huge number of household brands, including Pepsi, Walkers and Tropicana.
SABMiller: One of the world’s largest brewery companies operating across six different continents.
Spirit Group: A company that owns a string of pubs and a portfolio of different brands.
Financial Services / Audit / Insurance
BDO : An international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms which perform professional services under the name of BDO.
Deloitte : An UK-incorporated multinational professional services firm with operational headquarters in New York City in the United States.
Ernst & Young: A multinational professional services firm that provides, among other things, financial services and audit advice to businesses.
Covea Insurance: This grew out of the experience of MMA Insurance and is part of a European wide network.
KPMG : Is a professional service company and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Delotte, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers: One of the big four professional services firms in the UK.
Prudential: An international financial services firm which operates across the UK, USA and Asia.
Visa Europe: One of the most widely recognised European payment system brands.
Council Vacancies: Jobs within local government, Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council provide large numbers of jobs in the local area.
Environment Agency: A public body which has the aim of protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development.
Royal Air Force: One of the main arms of the UK Armed Forces with a base in Reading.
Rural Payments Agency: An agency supporting the department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which aims to support and encourage rural communities.
Dimensions: Support service for people with autism and learning difficulties.
NHS Foundation Trust: The National Health Service is the main (and free) healthcare provider in the UK.
Optalis : Provide care and support services to older people and also people with dementia, learning and physical disability.
Millenium Madejski Hotel: The Millennium chain has a number of hotels around the Reading area and would be a great place to start for someone wanting to go into hospitality.
Sodexo UK & Ireland : Is a food service and facilities management company. Sodexo UK and Ireland headquarters is based in Holborn, London.
Whitbread PLC : Is the UK's largest hospitality company, owning Costa Coffee, Premier Inn, Beefeater Grill, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Taybarns.
IT and Telecommunications
BT: One of the world's largest telecommunication companies.
CISCO: A multinational IT company that specialises in designing and providing networking equipment.
Microsoft: An integrated business software and hardware software company.
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd: An integrated business software and hardware software company.
Symantec: A company which supports businesses in managing in an information-driven professional environment.
Guide Dogs for the Bilnd: A non-for-profit organisation, coordinating efforts to support individuals suffering from blindness, by training support dogs and conducting research and campaigning for better rights for the blind.
WaterAid UK : Is an international non-for-profit charity that transforms the public lives by improving access and delivering safe water, hygiene and sanitation worldwide.
B & Q: One of the largest home improvement and gardening retail outfits in the UK.
Boots : The UK’s first global leading pharmacy led health and beauty retailer with stores in the UK and Ireland – selling a huge range of products.
Fat Face : A UK fashion retailer and leading designer of active lifestyle clothing.
John Lewis: A company that anyone would recognise a huge player in the retail market.
M&Co : An award winning national fashion retailer.
Makro: The UK's leading food wholesaler.
Marks and Spencer Plc : One of the UK’s largest retailers in Europe.
New Look : A British global fashion retailer with a chain of high street shops.
The Oracle Shopping Centre: The large new shopping retailer in Reading has a number of high-street stores and restaurants and is a great place to start looking for your first job in retail.
Primark: A well-known fashion retailer which operates at the low-cost end of the market.
Sainsbury's: Job search through Sainsbury's, another of the UK's largest grocers.
Tesco: One of the UK's largest retailers with a huge range of products and services available.
TK Maxx: A global off-price retailer that operates across Europe.
Waitrose : A chain of British supermarkets, which forms the food retail division of Britian’s largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership.
Wallis : A British women’s clothing retail and premium high street brand and is a subsidiary of the Arcadia Group.
WHSmith : A leading international retailer that sells books, confectionery, entertainment products and much more.
Wicks : A recognised wholesale retailer selling a full range of construction products.
Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd: A prestigious engineering, construction and procurement company operating across sectors world wide.
British Antartic Survey : An established company with a focus on researching and conducting surveys across the Antartic, producing excellent field research with a combination of scientific expertise and brilliant logistics.
Reading Scientific Services Ltd : A British company providing scientific analysis, consultancy, product development and training to the global food, drink, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors.
Sports & Leisure
Anytime Fitness : A global gym franchise running local gyms across the UK and worldwide that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Curves : An international fitness franchise with fitness centres for ladies only across locations worldwide.
1Life : A leading UK leisure centre that provides lifestyle and management solutions to enhance lives through health and wellbeing, physical activity, learning and the arts.
Madejski Stadium: Jobs available at the stadium with Reading Football Club.
Nuffield Health & Wellbeing Gym : Onsite health services and superb gym access to facilities at centres across the UK.
Costco UK : Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses under the “Costco Wholesale” name.
Laithwaites Wines: A well-known wine merchants specialising in delivering wines from across the globe.
Gilette: A well-known brand of safety-razor with its distribution warehouse based in Reading.