Welcome to Smart Works Reading

Smart Works Reading opened in October 2015.  We see over 350 women every year, from every town within the Thames Valley.

We provide high quality, work appropriate outfits, styling advice and interview coaching.  We help women to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life.

We are incredibly proud to report that our success rate remains at over 1 in 2 of the clients we are able to contact go on to succeed at their job interview.

How To Get Involved

How To Make An Appointment

The service at Smart Works Reading is open to any women in the Thames Valley area who has a confirmed job interview for a paid position or a year-long apprenticeship.

Appointments to Smart Works Reading are made by referral only.  We work with many referral agencies, including Jobcentre Plus, work programme providers and charities working to support women back into employment.  They refer women to us who need help with interview clothes and confidence-building in the run up to their interview.

Referring a woman to Smart Works Reading is done over the phone and only takes a few minutes.  We take care of the rest.

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“I’ve found Smart Works enthusiastically provide an excellent and professional service. When preparing for a job interview their session can help build the positive mental attitude for those supported that can really make the difference.”Russell Arroyo, National Employer & Partnership Team | Department for Work & Pensions

To become a Smart Works referral partner:
  1. Please complete a Smart Works Referral Agency Agreement or call 0118 959 4245
  2. Email the completed form to: reading@smartworks.org.uk

*We usually require a day’s notice to book an appointment but we try to be as flexible as we can