Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I find Smart Works Reading?

    Click hereto view our handy guide on how to find us.

  • How much does the service cost?

    All services are completely free of charge.

  • Is there parking available onsite?

    Unfortunately not, however a new public car park has opened at Saxon Court.  Entrance on Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB.  The tariff is £1 per hour.

  • Can I bring my child or friend with me to my appointment?

    Ideally we want you to come to Smart Works Reading alone, this is your time and we want to focus solely on you.  We do recognise that childcare arrangements can be tricky so we are happy for you to bring children.

  • Do I have to bring the clothes back?

    No the outfit is yours to keep for free.

  • What happens if I get the job?

    If you are successful in getting the job once you have seen us, you can book your Second Dressing appointment, where we will give you a small capsule wardrobe to help you with work wear up until your first payday.

    We also offer a short session with our interview coach to go through “how to behave at work in your first 3 months”

  • What happens if I do not get the job?

    If you are unsuccessful in getting the job once you have seen us, you can book your follow up Interview coaching session, where the interview coach will spend an hour with you talking through interview feedback, coaching.

  • Do you have a service for men?

    We only see those who identify as women. There is a male equivalent in Bracknell called Suit2Go, further information about the services they provide can be found here.