WorkSearch Hub : Local Employers

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Local Employers...

Below we've listed some of the big local employers, organised by sector! Check out what local employers are out there...

  • Education

    Activate Learning: An education group that own Bracknell and Wokingham College, Reading College, and other colleges across Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

    University of Reading: A leading academic institution based in Reading which provides a number of job opportunities.

  • Energy and Utilities

    Thames Water: A private utility company that manages the water supply and waste treatment primarily in the south of England. There are frequently local jobs available in Reading, Slough, and Swindon.

    SSE: A major UK energy supplier with vacancies from apprenticeships to experienced roles across Berkshire.

  • Engineering & science

    Jacobs: One of the largest providers of technical and construction engineering services offering support in a huge number of industries, with local jobs in Reading.

    Network Rail: One of the main railway networks in the UK with a number of jobs available for engineers.

    Syngenta: A world-wide agricultural research and solutions company with career options in Bracknell Forest and Reading.

    SRG: A leading recruiter of scientific, clinical, and engineering jobs with roles across Berkshire.

  • Food and Beverages

    Compass Group: A multinational foodservice and support services company.

    Holroyd Howe: This catering company provides services for independent schools. 

    PepsiCo: A well-known fast moving consumer goods company that owns a huge number of household brands, including Pepsi, Walkers, and Tropicana.

    Greene King: A leading pub retailer with pubs, restraunts, and hotels across Berkshire and the UK.

  • Financial Services / Audit / Insurance

    Ernst & Young: A multi-national professional services firm that provides, among other things, financial services and audit advice to businesses. They have jobs for students and those with professional experience.

    Covea Insurance: A European wide insurance company often with local job opportunities in Reading.

    PwC: A UK wide services firm who have career options for school and college leavers.

    Prudential: An international financial services firm which offers permenant, temporary, and contract roles in Reading.

    Visa Europe: One of the most widely recognised European payment system brands that have local careers in Reading, Basingstoke, and London.

  • Government

    Wokingham Borough Council There are a huge variety of jobs at the local council, from Refuse Management, to Electoral Administration, to Digital Communications, to Teaching roles.

    (You could also look for roles at the neighbouring councils in Reading and Bracknell if you don't mind travelling a bit further.)

    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 at RAF Benson (between Reading and Oxford) and RAF Northholt (between Slough and London).

    Government and Civil Service: You can search for jobs within national Government as well as your local Council.

  • Healthcare

    Dimensions: Careers across Berkshire in support services for those with learning disabilities, autism, and complex needs.

    Life Carers: LifeCarers is a private home care company with opportunities to become a Care Assistant.

    (Don't forget you can use Health Careers NHS to search for a variety of NHS roles across the UK.)

  • Hospitality

    Millenium Hotels: The Millenium chain has a number of hotels in Reading, Slough, and London and would be a great place to start for someone wanting to go into hospitality.

    Hilton Hotels: Hilton Worldwide is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world with a 95-year history as pioneers in the industry.

    Coppid Beech: An Alpine style hotel in Bracknell.

    Travel Lodge: A large Hotel chain with over 500 hotels across the UK!

  • IT and Telecommunications

    BT: One of the world's largest telecommunication companies with local offices in Reading.

    CISCO: A multinational IT company that specialises in designing and providing networking equipment.

    Microsoft: A multinational software company with a UK office in Reading as well as international opportunities.

    Oracle: Another leading software company with a local office in Reading.

    Symantec: A company which supports businesses in managing IT systems in a professional environment; local office in Reading.

    Dell: The famous manufacturer of laptops and desktops with local offices based in Bracknell.

    HP: A major software and information technology corporation with local offices based in Bracknell.

    Vodafone: Another mobile network company with Headquarters in Newbury and offices in Bracknell

    Micro Focus: A major software company with offices in Newbury and Bracknell.

    P&G: With local offices in Reading, P&G offer a wide range of careers in consumer goods.

    O2: A mobile network company with an office based in Slough.

    CA Technologies: A major software company with UK HQ in Datchet.

  • Nonprofit

    Guide Dogs for the Blind: A non-for-profit organisation, supporting individuals suffering from blindness by training support dogs. The head office is in Reading.

    Silva Homes - A not-for-profit housing association for Bracknell Forest.

  • Postal

    DHL International: A leader in logistics and delivery services with jobs across Berkshire.

    Royal Mail: The most well-known delivery service and sole provider of the universal postal service in the UK.

    Hermes: A well known courier company with jobs across the UK. You can apply online to be a courier.

  • Retail

    Sainsbury's: Job search through Sainsbury's, one of the UK's largest supermarkets.

    Tesco: One of the UK's largest supermarket retailers with a wide range of job roles.

    Asda: Another of the leading supermarket chains with a variety of stores across Reading and Berkshire.

    Morrisons: A supermarket retailer with stores across Berkshire including their own bakeries, butchers, and fishmongers.

    John Lewis Partnership: John Lewis Partnership manage jobs across John Lewis and Waitrose. Waitrose has its head offices and distribution centre in Bracknell!

    Fenwick is a large department store right in the City Centre of Bracknell which often have a variety of roles.

    Amazon: A major on-line retailer with premises across Berkshire.

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  • Sports & Leisure

    Leisure Jobs: Online recruitment website for all sorts of leisure jobs.

    John Nike: The ice rink, ski slope and hotel complex in Bracknell Forest are run by John Nike Leisuresport.

    Reading Football Club: Reading's local football club have a variety of roles within the stadium and they also offer work experience.

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  • Other

    3M: a major multi-national company producing all sorts of scientific and industrial products from automative parts to cables with an office in Bracknell.

    Honeywell: A leading supplier of domestic heating and energy in the UK with an office in Bracknell.

    Panasonic: A major manufacturer of electrical products with an office in Bracknell.

    Boehringer Ingelheim: A leading pharmaceutical company with an office in Bracknell.

    Johnson & Johnson: A manufacturer of health & medical products with a offices in Wokingham and Maidenhead.

    IQVIA: Previously Quintiles, IQVIA is a pharmaceutical company with an office in Reading.

    AkzoNobel: A manufacturer of paint amongst other products and based in Slough.