University of Reading


“Jobtrain is brilliant – completely intuitive and made for people like me!”


Tell me about the University of Reading

Established in 1892 and receiving its charter in 1926, the University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. With 4,000 members of staff, the University educates over 17,000 students.

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What were the main reasons for the University of Reading to choose Jobtrain’s candidate management system?

The University of Reading implemented Jobtrain to modernise an extremely paper-based recruitment process; to provide greater transparency to both candidates and hiring managers throughout the recruitment process and improve reporting on recruitment data.

As well as using Jobtrain’s comprehensive online recruitment software, the University of Reading has also implemented a number of optional modules to manage their recruitment cycle, including Single Sign On; a fully branded internal talent site for their own employees; vacancy and offer authorisation and our online onboarding with online referencing tool.

“Jobtrain is brilliant – completely intuitive and made for people like me!”

Professor Robert Van de Noort FSA, PFHEA, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Academic Planning and Resource

Creating a road map to success – University of Reading’s implementation of recruitment technology

In this paper, we look at how the Jobtrain talent acquisition platform has benefitted the University of Reading in terms of quality, efficiency, control and delivering a modern and professional hiring process for the candidate, HR and hiring managers.

It also demonstrates how the University of Reading were able to reduce the time taken on recruitment administration by 25% as well as reducing the time to hire to 6 weeks.


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