Recruitment Agencies in Reading
Ranked amongst the wealthiest towns in the UK, Reading's close proximity to London and status as a leader in the high-tech sector provide a strong case for business investment in the area. With a population of 155,700 in the 2011 Census, and representing a powerful force in the UK's IT industry, Reading is also a well-known commercial hub with strong Finance and Insurance sectors. As investment continues to pour into the Berkshire region, economic analysts expect the local economy to grow by 3.4% until at least 2020.
Recruitment agencies in Reading are largely concentrated in the town centre, to the south of the railway station. Given the town's thriving economy, there are a multitude of agencies available in the area, recruiting for everything from permanent and contract vacancies, to temporary and interim roles. Whether you are looking for employment yourself, or need to hire staff, recruitment agencies are an excellent way to achieve your goals.
Employment in a south-eastern powerhouse
As one of the first towns in the UK to make a successful transition from a production-driven economy to one based on service, Reading asserted itself as a technological powerhouse as early as the 1990s, drawing the likes of Microsoft, Oracle and HP (who all have their UK HQs in Reading), as well as Cisco Systems. In addition to these tech giants, top local employers include Reading Borough Council (with a staff of 6,000), and the University of Reading (with 4,000 employees).
The Finance and IT sectors account for many of the employment opportunities available in Reading - in keeping with much of the south-east - while the public sector is also important in terms of job-creation. Tourism is a major economic driver in the south-east region, and the 2011 Census showed that 5.9% (4719) of jobs in Reading were in Accommodation and Food Service activities. Manufacturing was shown to employ 4.9% (3949).
Transport in Reading
To put it precisely, the 'centre' of London lies just over 40 miles down the M4 from Reading. At most times of the day this journey can be driven in around an hour - although this rises somewhat with traffic. Trains from Reading to London depart every few minutes during the day, and can take as little as 30 mins. Because of its location on the M4 motorway, close to the M40 and M25 routes, Reading enjoys enviable transport connections with the rest of the UK. It is a viable commuter location for many cities, including London, Oxford, and Southampton.
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We have 9 Recruitment Agencies based in Reading.
Charles Hunter Associates
Charles Hunter Associates is a specialist Social Work and Social Care recruitment agency. We provide permanent and contract jobs and throughout the UK. We are able to deliver solutions across the Social Work market and within the Social Care market we specifically focus on more senior positions. We are sector specialists and therefore we understand your industry and are able to deliver effective solutions tailored to your individual needs.
Bluefire Human Resources
Supported by a team of dedicated HR recruiters, Bluefire Human Resources is an award winning UK agency that specialises in placing CIPD / HR professionals into personnel / HR vacancies nationwide. Typically recruiting HR Officers, Managers and Business Partners, Training Managers, Administrators and Advisors, our industry expert consultants can provide bespoke solutions for all HR staffing demands. Headhunting services are also available.
Bluefire Executive Search
Bluefire Executive Search are expert headhunters and Interim Management providers that specialise in IT & Telecoms, Commercial, HR, Technical, Engineering, Sales and Senior Management recruitment. Our award winning service offers UK wide coverage as well as industry leading assignment completion rates. We also provide relevant psychometric / skill tests and are REC and ISO certified.
Bluefire Engineering & Technical
Bluefire are highly acclaimed recruiters for the Engineering and Technical sectors and specialise in Building / Energy Efficiency, Maintenance, Industrial, Control & Automation and Mechanical & Electrical recruitment. Our nationwide network of offices enables us to fill permanent and contract roles across the UK; utilising knowledge and skill tests to source the most suitable staff for employers. We are ISO / REC accredited.
Bluefire IT & Telecoms
Bluefire IT & Telecoms are renowned industry recruiters and are leaders at supplying high quality technical professionals to national and SME companies alike. Through a network of offices across the UK, we are able to address all permanent and contract roles in areas such as FTTC / FTTH, Network Engineering, Support, Development, Mobile / Cellular and Project Management. We are REC and ISO accredited.
Bluefire Facilities Management
Recruiting professionals from Management to Maintenance, the Facilities Management team at Bluefire Consulting provide an award winning service when placing FM personnel into permanent, temporary and contract roles. Our REC / ISO certified solutions are able to address In-House and Consultancy vacancies via a network of UK offices. We can supply Hard and Soft service personnel as well as psychometric tests and executive searches as required.
Premier Group Recruitment
FIrst Choice for Recruitment. We focus on delivering a comprehensive recruitment solution across the IT, Media and Engineering sectors across the UK, Europe and the Middle East, keeping the entire process of hiring staff as smooth and efficient as possible.
Intec (UK) Ltd
Established 30 years ago by Engineers for Engineers. We deliver recruitment and project solutions within the Oil & Gas, Power, Nuclear, Utilities, Construction, Rail and Aerospace Sectors working for Owner/Operators, Consultancies, Contractors and Sub-Contractors serving the UK, European & Global markets.
Capita Education Resourcing
Specialist education recruitment agency with offices nationwide.