Smart Works Reading

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Charity details

Registered address
94 London Street,
Reading,Berkshire
RG1 4SJ

Phone
0118 959 4245

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Charity number
1164723

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Smart Works Reading is a UK charity that provides high-quality
interview clothes and coaching to unemployed women in need.
Women are referred to the charity from many locations, including
job centres, work programmes, ex-offender charities, schools,
colleges and mental health charities. Each client has a personalised
styling session with two Smart Works volunteer dressers, receiving
a complete outfit of high quality clothes and accessories for their
specific job interview, which are free and hers to keep. After her
dressing, each client receives a one-to-one interview preparation
and coaching session with a volunteer who is an experienced HR
professional or senior manager.
More than 93% of our clients reported that a visit to Smart Works
significantly increased their confidence in succeeding at their job
interview.

Smart Works Reading is a UK charity that provides high-quality interview clothes and coaching to unemployed women in need. Women are referred to the charity from many locations, including job centres, work programmes, ex-offender charities, schools, colleges and mental health charities.

Each client has a personalised styling session with two Smart Works volunteer dressers, receiving a complete outfit of high-quality clothes and accessories for their specific job interview, which are free and hers to keep. After her dressing, each client receives a one-to-one interview preparation and coaching session with a volunteer who is an experienced HR professional or senior manager.

More than 93% of our clients reported that a visit to Smart Works significantly increased their confidence in succeeding at their job interview.

“This was incredible, everyone was so positive and really uplifting. I haven’t felt this pretty and confident ever in my life. This has been great, I am really thankful”

- A Smart Works Client

Smart Works Reading has been operating since 2015 and has helped over 1,200 women. The charity helps women from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire every year, helping them to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life.

Over 60% of clients who have visited Smart Works Reading go on to get the job.

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