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Smart Works Reading appeal for referral partners in the Maidenhead, Slough, and Windsor area

Smart Works Reading is a charity that provides high quality interview clothes and interview coaching to women in need who have a job interview lined up.  We give women the confidence, the self belief and the practical tools they require to succeed at interview and start a new chapter of their life.

Smart Works opened in Reading in October 2015. Since then we have seen more than 400 women from every town within the Thames Valley. We are incredibly proud to say that our success rate remains at over 1 in 2 of the clients we are able to contact go on to succeed at their job interview.

Our clients come to us through our referral partners such as Job Centre Plus, Maximus, People Plus, The Shaw Trust, Berkshire Women’s Aid, Elizabeth Fry and 50 + others. They refer women to us who have a job interview coming up and would benefit from an interview coaching session and are in need of a smart, interview appropriate outfit. The process couldn’t be easier all you need to do is call us and we will do the rest, we will book the client in and ensure she is welcomed.

If the client is successful in securing the job they can come back for a second dressing during which they receive a capsule wardrobe which is theirs to keep. If they are not successful, they can visit us for another interview coaching session before they go for another interview. Our service is free and has a 97% satisfaction rate from our clients.

As Smart Works grows we are looking for new referral partners in the Maidenhead, Windsor and Slough areas. Organisations and charities working with women age 16 to 50+ are welcome to contact us to discuss how we can work together and help more women in need of the valuable service.

For more information about Smart Works Reading please visit our website  If your organisation would like to become our referral partner please call our office on 01189 594245 or email