Shaping your future
Support when you need it most
Reading's local workforce is essential to driving our economy - we want to see and support local people into local jobs. So where do you go to find the information you need? Whether you're currently furloughed and looking for a new opportunity, want to take up painting or retrain for a new career - there is support out there for you.
Here, you'll find support to boost your CV, reskill or train and help you find new work.
Whatever job you're doing - or planning to move into - digital skills will be a big part of it. There are lots of opportunities to learn or improve your digital skills to make sure you're keeping up with technology.
Other local skills and training support
Learning new skills, following a new career path, or finding a new creative passion is something you can do at any age. New Directions is the dedicated adult education service and the best place for refreshing your English and Maths skills, learning or improving English - as well as developing career skills, and following leisure classes.
You’ll also find continual education available at both Reading College and the University of Reading.
The University of Reading is one of the UK’s leading red brick universities, dating back to 1892, and granted its charter in 1926. It is a world leader in meteorology and climate studies, agriculture, food and nutrition, and real estate and planning. It is also home to the prestigious Henley Business School and the ICMA applied finance centre
Part of the Activate Learning Group, Reading College first opened in 1955, but today is a state of the art training centre for vocational studies. The college offers A Levels, HNC/HND, PGCE, Foundation Courses and Degrees in its curriculum. Subjects range from hospitality to construction, IT & Computing, and Healthcare