Enjoyable, lots of different experiences daily, plenty of initiatives everyday and love caring for children.
Early Years Practitioner (Current Employee) – Tilehurst, Berkshire – 27 April 2017
I've been working there for nearly 12year, it's a lovely workplace and I enjoyed working there. I decided that I'd like to broaden my new experiences and new different challenges for. I feel it's time for me to do something new and different. I have skills in caring for people and I like care for them & helping them. I would like to do something like that.
Facilities/Security reception (Former Employee) – Reading – 27 March 2017
I worked mainly in the security office and helped the porters from time to time. The departments I worked for were going through some challenges and changes but I believe things have improved massively since I was there. My senior manager maintained the utmost professionalism at all times and listened to feedback responsively and seems to have acted on it.
Excellent senior management
Some departments would benefit from more positive work culture
Streetcare Support Officer (Former Employee) – Reading, Berkshire – 2 February 2017
I had previously worked in Social Care at Reading Borough Council and got a good reference, so I was contacted by Streetcare for this position. I was responsible for the administration of bin collections. This meant that I had to log all reports on Excel, liaise with the collection team and answer any queries from local residents. I was also responsible for tracking abandoned cars, contacting the owners if possible and organising for them to be towed away if necessary.
This job required a good eye for detail, problem-solving skills and good customer service. It was quite a colourful environment, as the collection crew were quite rowdy at times, but I didn't mind, as I liked the people I worked with.
Professional Driver (Current Employee) – Reading – 27 October 2016
As a professional Hackney Carriage Taxi driver I have revolved around many different types of people from a number of different backgrounds, people with disabilities, people with little or no English speaking skills overcoming any difficulties that may have risen. This job is always full of energy meet new people every day from all types of fields.
Tutor of British Sign Language (Former Employee) – New Directions, Reading – 4 July 2016
I worked only two evenings per week. I learned to become a qualified teacher of adults. Management was very supportive and encouraging. The co-workers were very supportive. The hardest part of the job was the preparation but it was enjoyable as was teaching my subject.
A very creative, supportive and developmental time.
Part time Lifeguard/Leisure attendant (Current Employee) – Reading – 6 June 2015
the politics within the company are a joke. if you're a casual attendant and you apply for a full time position, you could do the best interview ever, but if your face doesn't fit, you will not get the job. this has happened to me.i have been working there as a casual for 3 years now, i was told i couldn't improve my interview, yet i couldn't get the job over someone that has never worked in leisure, and doesn't have the required qualifications for the job.
Drainage/Highways Operative (Former Employee) – Reading, ENG – 12 May 2015
started work at 8 and finished at 4 so nice time to start and finish work, nice to meet people, learned new skills through corses I was put on, work colleges were friendly to work with. The hardest part of the job was working outside in winter and the most enjoyable was left alone to do my days work.
Leisure Attendant (Current Employee) – Reading, ENG – 24 October 2013
The managers where I work are amazing, they are willing to help you no matter the situation and I enjoy learning and working with them. I am close to my work colleagues and get on with everyone, but as I am working in various centres I am constantly working with different people all the time. The hardest part of my job can be cleaning on a late shift as you have to clean the whole building which can be dragged out if you are on shift who doesn't have a cleaning standard as high as yours, but I know I can motivate my fellow colleagues. The most enjoyable part is going to work seeing my coworkers, customers and meeting new people.
Use of swimming pools and gyms around Reading
Can be tedious and repetitive, I tend to work most weekends as well
Technical Support Officer (Current Employee) – Reading – 15 October 2013
A highly enjoyable but productive place to work. From my previous experience with the NHS I thought the change to Local Government would be very similar but it has not been. My workload has increased dramatically and my need to work self sufficiently has had to improve and it has. I am administrative support for 12 surveyors so the need to manage my workload to be available for them is something that is very important at RBC.