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Highways Senior Jordan Brookson is completing a Construction Plant Operations apprenticeship at Reading Borough Council

Reading Council apprenticeships kickstart careers whilst boosting services across the Borough

  • 18 people joined Reading Council's dedicated apprenticeship scheme in 2023, acquiring practical skills, and qualifications, and contributing to enhanced services for residents.
  • National Apprenticeship Week 2024, themed 'Skills for Life', highlights the importance of apprenticeships in fostering lifelong skills development.
Reading skyline

New Prosperity Board aims to Drive Forward Berkshire’s Economic Success

  • Six Berkshire councils due to create new Berkshire Prosperity Board
  • Councils aim to work together to secure funding and encourage investment into the county
MJ Awards Best Council Services Team 2023

Reading Borough Council Celebrates Double Awards Win

  • Reading Borough Council won the Diversity and Inclusion category at the national LGC Awards
  • The Council's Highways team then won the Best Council Services Team at the MJ Awards
Civic Library Project

Residents invited to help us shape a new Reading Central Library and Civic Customer Reception

  • Consultation launches from June 26 and runs for four weeks
  • Events with targeted groups will be running alongside the survey
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Council Reiterates Commitment to Fair Tax Checks

  • Reading is one of almost 50 local authorities that has pledged to be a UK Fair Tax Council
  • National Fair Tax Week 2023 starts this week (8 to 18 June).
Work experience students

A taste of work for local students at Reading Council

  • Nine students are on work experience with the Council from King's Academy Prospect and John Madejski Academy (JMA)
  • The students will get a varied taster of the world of local government work.
Grants

Community and Voluntary Groups Invited to Apply for Share of £150K Funding

  • Two pots of money for community groups, totalling £150,000
  • Community organisations should apply by Sunday 25 July 2021 for a share of the funding
Reading Borough Council

3 Year Jail Sentence for Fraudster Who Sold Fake Car Service History Books on eBay

  • The fraudster was successfully prosecuted for trademarks and fraud offences.
  • The deception generated around £75,000 – over an 18-month period from January 2018 and June 2019
Income Gap

Reading Borough Council continues to close gender and ethnicity pay gaps

  • The gender pay gap at the council is lower than the national median and mean figures for 2020
  • The council is is voluntarily publishing its first-ever report on the ethnicity pay gap between its White and BAME employees
Accessing Census Information on an iPad

Census 2021 arrives in Reading!

  • Census information packs will start arriving through local residents' doors this week.
  • There is a wide range of support available to help complete the census.