Our Employer Partners

Working with our partners 

As a University Technical College, we work with a range of sponsors and partners to ensure our curriculum meets both the needs of local employers and
the aspirations of our students.

Our founding employer partners 

A group of industry and education partners came together in 2010 to support the development of UTC Reading until it opened in September 2013. These founding partners have helped create the foundations of what we are doing today nearly 10 years later. We will be forever grateful for their initial support and continuous engagement in our growth and development. 

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a global education group with a mission to transform lives through learning.


Microsoft is a worldwide leader in software services and solutions.


Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

University of Reading

The University of Reading is a global university ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Network Rail

Network Rail is the authority responsible for the UK’s railway network.


Stantec provides professional consulting services in areas such as planning, engineering, architecture and project management for infrastructure and facilities projects.

Our Digital Futures lead partners

This exclusive programme provides young people with the opportunity to start training for a world-class career, in a course designed by some of the industry’s biggest companies.
Our Digital Futures lead partners are below.

Other employer partners

Along with our founding partners, we are fortunate have been joined by many other employers over 10 years who have supported the students at UTC Reading.  These include:


Year 10


Year 12