The University has established relationships with major companies in the area, including Oracle, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Intel. Several of these companies provide input into the University's teaching, ensuring that our students develop the skills relevant to industry.
Many Reading students enjoy professional placement years with these leading companies, with support from the University's Placements Team.* Students can undertake a year-long assignment or choose from a range of shorter or summer placements.
Jag's year-long internship at Oracle Corporation was a great achievement that positively impacted him in many ways.
“My placement with Oracle helped me achieve my goals. All my coursework since the placement has been marked at a higher grade. Another great aspect was working with people from all over the world. It was interesting and demanding. The year really honed my professionalism and drive.
"Sandra Ilett from the University's Placements Team was incredibly helpful when I was applying for my placement. The University's workshops covered things like choosing a placement, writing CVs and applications, and building interview skills. This practical help was exactly what I needed.”