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Reading is the place to be!

 At the end of last year Reading topped the list of “good growth” cities in the UK (analysis conducted by PWC and Demos).

Just next-door to London, it would seem Reading is now the town of choice for many people, and it’s not hard to see why. Berkshire boasts one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with 77% of people living in Berkshire currently in work. This is coupled with an average weekly income of £616.58 – not far from what you can earn in London.

Reading is the perfect big town to work in if you’re someone who loves the London lifestyle but hates the prices! You can still enjoy a visit to London with train tickets coming in at around £20 and trains leaving regularly, but you can come home afterwards safe in the knowledge that you're renting at roughly half the price (based on the average rental price for a 4 bed flat in Reading being £1,537, and in London being £3,455).

But why would you want to work in Recruitment in Reading? Because everyone is here! Microsoft, Oracle, The Yell Group and BG Group are amongst the companies who have their head offices in Reading, with many more companies such as Deloitte, PwC, PepsiCo and Prudential also having a strong presence in the City. This means as a recruiter you will be right in the heart of things. Another bonus for recruiters based in Reading is the ease of getting around the UK, Reading hosts one of the business national rail interchanges in the UK with direct routes to almost every part of the UK meaning recruiters based in the area are able to get out and visit clients easily enabling them to offer a more personal dedicated service.

We are currently working with a number of excellent Recruitment Companies based in Reading, The great news is that while prices and cost of living is lower, the pay isn't – anyone starting with our clients has the opportunity to earn just as much commission and progress just as quickly as someone starting in London. So, if you are looking to start your career in Recruitment and live in Reading or thereabouts the opportunities are endless. We are looking for people who want to get into a fast paced sales role, which can at times be pretty tough, but can also be very rewarding.

Have you just finished uni/come back from travelling? Have you been working in a customer sales based role or a telesales role for a couple of years but want a step up, and more progression? We are looking for people who can motivate themselves to get up and keep going when things might not be going their way.

We are also working with our clients on roles for experienced recruiters in Reading – so if you have been working in London for a little while but want to move slightly further out, Reading could be for you! Or if you are already based in Reading but aren’t sure the company is for you and want to know what else is out there get in touch – Reading has taken off! 

Interested in finding out more about opportunities in Reading? Call us on 0207 993 3353 or drop us an email to careers@sw6associates.com

And then...Cocktails in Malmaison to celebrate getting your new job in Reading! 

 

 

Need a few more reasons to move to Reading: http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/04/12-reasons-reading-is-the-best-place-to-live-4684345/ 

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