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Here is a list of some of the largest employers in Reading broken down by sector type:

  • Education

    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 coordinates water supply and waste treatment primarily in the south of England

    BG Group: Multinational oil and gas company with oparations all over the globe. It is one of the largest producers and suppliers of liquefied natural gas.

  • Engineering

    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

  • Food and Beverages

    Caterlink Ltd: A catering company specialising in catering for the education sector

    Compass Group: A multinational foodservice and support services company

    Holroyd Howe:This catering company provides services for independent schools 

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

    Spirit Group: A company that owns a string of pubs and a portfolio of different brands

  • Financial Services / Audit / Insurance

    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 

    PriceWaterhouse Coopers: 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

  • Government

    Council Vacancies:Jobs within local governmnet, Reading Borough Council provides a large number 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

  • Healthcare

    Choice: A group specialising in caring for people with complex needs.

    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. 

  • Hospitality

    Millenium Madejski Hotel: The Millenium 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

  • IT and Telecommunications

    BT: One of the world's largest telecommunication companies and certainly a household name!

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

    Microsoft: A multinational company that you will definitely have heard of which is a market leader in developing technology

    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

  • Nonprofit

    Guide Dogs for the Blind: A not-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

  • Postal

    DHL International: Another household name in logistics and delivery services

    Royal Mail: The most well known delivery service and sole provider of the Universal Service in the UK

  • Retail

    B & Q: One of the largest home improvement and gardening retail outfits in the UK

    John Lewis: A company that anyone would recognise a huge player in the retail market

    Macro: The UK's leading food wholesaler

    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 reatil

    Primark: A well known fashion retailer which operates at the low-cost end of the maket

    Savacentre: 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

  • Science

    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.

    Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd: A prestigious engineering, construction and procurement company operating across sectors world wide

  • Sports & Leisure

    Madejski Stadium: Jobs available at the stadium with Reading Football Club

  • Wholesale

    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

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