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Industry partners

“Microsoft has a long and proud history supporting education in the UK. One area of focus for us is the promotion of computer science in schools for young people. This promotion is essential so that we can develop talent and ensure the UK continues to produce world class computer science and programming graduates.”

Steve Beswick, Director of Education for Microsoft

“The inclusion of the Cisco Networking Academy provides a route to globally recognised industry qualifications that will tangibly improve the employability prospects of UTC Reading students. Our staff, interns and apprentices are directly involved in many events, projects and activities at UTC Reading allowing us to encourage more students and increase the gender diversity of those that follow a career in IT and engineering where there has been a steady decline through the traditional education system.”

Nigel Townley, Engineering Director, Cisco

UTC Reading is very fortunate to be supported by sponsors and partners who are working together to make sure we have everything in place for an exemplary computer science and engineering UTC.

Our lead partners are involved in a number of ways, including:

  • Consultancy and advice on curriculum content
  • Product and services donations
  • Employer accreditations
  • Employer-led projects and challenges
  • Coaching and mentoring for staff and students
  • Providing work experience opportunities
  • Participation in the governance of the UTC

Our associate partners are also involved in a number of ways including:

  • Access to selected project information to provide ‘real-life’ case studies to facilitate project challenges and enhance the students’ learning experience
  • Opportunities for pupils to meet apprentices and graduates to share their experiences in their business and the work they do
  • Coaching and mentoring for students and staff

Lead partners

                  Activate Learning
             The University of Reading














                        Network Rail
                Peter Brett Associates







Associate partners

            Thames Water Utilities













                     Rockwell Collins






                      Think Engineer
                           CGI Group













                   Prodigy Learning
                          Sytel Reply







                        Kier Group
                     The Royal Navy






Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers 
              John Lewis Partnership







     Atomic Weapons Establishment









                    Technical Nature







                Innovation Catalyst
                     Ooba Creative













If you or your company would like to partner with UTC Reading, please email or call the UTC Reading team on: 0118 955 4544.

  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett