Key Facts

Population
164,790

Employed
75.2%

Avg. House Price
£434,695

Slough as a Work Location

Slough offers a diverse range of job opportunities, a busy retail centre and great leisure facilities.

Slough Trading Estate is one of the biggest in the world, housing over 500 businesses. Tenants such as O2, Fiat Group, Yell, Electrolux, GlaxoSmithKline, Mars and Virgin Media are just a small handful of multinational brands situated within this area, while small businesses also prosper here.

Slough is home to approximately 87,000 jobs in 4,600 businesses with salaries well above the South East and national averages. The town was recently voted the ‘best place’ to work and live in a survey by recruitment website Glassdoor.

Slough is extremely well connected thanks to its position on the M4, close to Heathrow with fast rail links to London and Reading. It’s accessible, close to London and business is thriving here.

Commuting and Travel Times to Slough

If you are commuting into Slough for work, its situated on the M4 corridor, providing easy access to London and the South West. Slough Railway Station offers fast direct links to London Paddington and Reading, where passengers can pick up a wide range of national connections.

Slough also benefits from a good network of bus routes including a Heathrow airport service. Central London and Heathrow journey times are set to reduce further with the arrival of Crossrail in 2019.

More than just a workplace

Slough schools include the Ofsted rated outstanding St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School and Westgate Schools. There are also some excellent primary schools such as Cippenham Primary School.

St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School – Co-Ed. 11-18 yrs. Ofsted rated outstanding.

The Westgate School – Co-Ed. 11-18 yrs. Ofsted rated outstanding.

Cippenham Primary School – 5-11 yrs. Ofsted rated good.

Slough trading estate is home to a catalogue of big brands including Mars, Telefonica, O2 and Fiat. A large number of start-ups and growing brands are also based here. The park has a working population of around 20,000 people and is located to the North West of the town.

If you have…..

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Slough has a good selection of pubs and bars spread across the town. The Rising Sun and The Moon and Spoon (A Weatherspoons) make good spots for after-work drinks when in the centre of town. A short drive out in Wexham you can find the Red Lion pub which is fantastic for food and drinks.

The Rising Sun

The Moon and Spoon

The Red Lion (Wexham)

Slough is home to a range of sports centres including the Langley and Montem Leisure centres and a variety of gyms. Facilities include swimming pools, sports fields and courts as well as an athletics centre.

Montem Leisure Centre

Langley Leisure Centre

Thames Valley Athletics Centre

Nearby attractions include Slough Ice Arena and Snowball Farm Equestrian Centre. Slough also has a 10-screen cinema and a bowling alley

The following companies have a base in Slough:

Jobs in Slough

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    Fundraising & Alumni Relations Officer

    Slough, Berkshire

    £28000 - £34000 per annum

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    This is an exciting opportunity for a Fundraising & Alumni Relations Officer to join our client, a prestigious independent school, located near Slough. The successful candidate will be joining the recently formed Development Office which was set up to drive fundraising to support its ambitious future plans. You will have excellent communication skills and be […]

    TEMPORARY

    PA

    Slough, Berkshire

    Negotiable

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    This is an exciting opportunity for an organised, personable and motivated PA to join our client, a school in the Slough area. As the PA to the Head Teacher, you will mainly be responsible for ensuring that the Head Teacher is fully supported in all aspects of their work including confidential matters and managing the […]

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    Admin & Operations Freight Forwarder – CargoWise

    Slough, Berkshire

    £25000 - £32000 per annum

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    An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone with Admin & Operations experience within Freight Forwarding to join our client, a growing logistics company based in Slough. The successful candidate will have CargoWise experience and will be offered superb career progression with access to ongoing education and training courses and opportunities to travel depending on business […]

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    Part-time Finance Assistant

    Slough, Berkshire

    Up to £28000 per annum

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    This is a fantastic opportunity for a part-time Finance Assistant to join our independent and established client’s friendly team in Slough. This role would suit someone with previous bookkeeping and accounting experience, looking for a part-time role with flexible hours. Salary – up to £28k pro rata (*£28k is full time salary) depending on experience […]

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