Wayne Edwards, Executive Principal

welcome to utc Reading

UTC Reading is a University Technical College located in Reading, Berkshire. The school specialises in engineering and digital, alongside a focused and rich curriculum.

UTCs are STEM-focused secondary schools and sixth forms set up in partnership with local employers, who input into the curriculum to ensure students leave school work ready. They are designed to provide clear pathways for young people into academic study and technical careers. 

The student experience at UTC Reading is hands-on, practical and engaging. From day one, students are engaged in solving genuine problems using industry specialist equipment. This helps give them a head-start in their chosen careers.

Situated in the Thames Corridor, UTC Reading is surrounded by some of the biggest tech companies in the world. We have formed industry partnerships with some of the most prestigious – large and small – who are all playing their part in shaping the next generation and giving our students the skills they need to succeed in the world of work.

UTC Reading is proud to be part of ALET, on a mission to Transform Lives Through Learning.

Employer connections

Links to employers is one of the main things that makes a UTC stand out from mainstream schools. As well as a robust and varied curriculum, our students benefit from the links we have with many local companies, large and small, including Cisco, Microsoft and Thames Water. These employers spend time with our students working on real-world projects, training them in employability skills, as well as soft skills such as teamwork and confidence, and supporting them to be work ready.

Becoming an employer partner needn’t be a big time commitment – even one hour a term can be beneficial to students. Please visit our Employers page here to find out more about working with our school.


working at utc reading

Our staff are helping develop the next generation of engineers and scientists. Staff here work in a supportive, development-focused environment where the wellbeing of staff and students is paramount. You can read more about this on our school website here, including details of any current vacancies.