What jobs are there in Berkshire?
Berkshire is a county in the South East of England. Due to the presence of Windsor Castle, the county became known as Royal Berkshire in 1957. The biggest town in the county is Reading, and it is the fastest-growing town in the UK, driven by the flourishing digital sector in the area. Companies such as Microsoft and Oracle have established multi-building locations in Reading and over 20% of the South’s most successful private technology firms reside here.
Other big companies in Reading include business and financial services, providing business managers, bankers, insurance brokers, financial advisors and analysts with work opportunities. Prudential, Visa, HSBC and PriceWaterhouseCooper all have a presence here and are major employees of graduates from the University of Reading.
Slough, another large town in Berkshire, has become a major trading centre. It has the highest concentration of global corporate HQ’s outside of London, which will continue to attract more companies following the installation of the new Crossrail. Burger King and Lego have head offices in town, paving the way for managers, directors and administration staff. Gaming developers and software developers can find careers in Slough, with Nintendo placing new offices there. Those working in information technology, such as Linux Support Engineers, Developers can find employment at McAfee, Computer Associates and O2 all of which have offices or headquarters across town.
Bracknell is a base for high-tech industries, with companies like Panasonic, Fujitsu, and Hewlett-Packard. The town is made up of mainly office spaces where more and more London-based companies have relocated to. Ascot is only ten minutes away from Bracknell and is where the Ascot racecourse is located. Royal Ascot races take place here every year, along with many other race meetings throughout the year. The events attract roles for bartenders, chefs, waiters, security guards and bussers.
What is it like living in Berkshire?
Berkshire is a stone’s throw away from London, with trains to London Waterloo taking no more than an hour. The county contains gorgeous greenery and stunning landscapes. The nightlife, culture and dining industry is very much top tier. Berkshire is the perfect place for families and young professionals. A house in the county is on sale for approximately £431,000.
Kris Paterson is a writer for WhatJobs