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We believe in holding ourselves to high standards both in how we serve our clients and how we treat our candidates. We will always give you the support you need and we’ll help you find the job that suits you best.

‘A great environment – the recruitment consultants are helpful, professional and very informative… I would highly recommend Rapid to anyone.’

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‘A great environment – the recruitment consultants are helpful, professional and very informative… I would highly recommend Rapid to anyone.’

Read our candidate case stories

We work across food and beverage manufacturing, logistics and engineering

Find the sector that most suits your skills and interests. We’ll make sure you’re fully inducted before you set foot on site, and even transport you to the workplace.

  • Food and Beverage Manufacturing
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
  • Engineering and Machinery

Food and Beverage Manufacturing

As a GLAA licenced supplier we work with food and beverage manufacturers based in the Thames Valley. Roles we fill range from production line operatives to skilled machine operators.

Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

In logistics our focus is on warehousing and distribution. Job roles range from warehouse assistants to managers, storekeepers, forklift truck drivers, order pickers and stock controllers.

Engineering and Machinery

We support shop floor engineering, helping manufacturing businesses find machine operators, setters and programmers, as well as electrical and mechanical fitters, welders and joiners, among others.

  • Rapid offer constant work, easy registration and an immediate start.”

  • Staff are polite and very helpful, and will always answer all your questions.”

Live Vacancies

    Warehouse Operatives

    Didcot
    £8.72 - £10.00 p/h

    Production Assembly Opertaives

    Reading
    £10.00 p/h

    Warehouse Operatives

    Basingstoke
    £9.00 p/h

    Forklift Truck Driver

    Andover
    £10.74 p/h

    Warehouse Operatives

    Andover
    £9.01 p/h

    Fork lift truck driver

    Wallingford
    £10.39 - £13.89 p/h

    Food Production Operatives

    Thatcham
    £9.55 - £10.26 p/h

    Forklift truck driver

    Thatcham
    £10.32 - £11.10 p/h

    Production Machine Operators

    Thatcham
    £10.69 - £13.06 p/h

    Production Factory Operatives

    Reading
    £8.72 - £12.06 p/h

FAQs

  • Registering
  • Getting Ready to Work
  • Types of Roles
  • Your Pay and Rights
  • Starting Work

Registering

  • What do I need to bring with me to register with you for work?

    You will need one or more of the following:
    • Passport
    • Birth certificate or P45 (plus photo ID such as a driving licence)
    • ID card
    • Visa
    • Work permit

  • How long will it take me to register with you?

    No time at all. To make your life easier, we’ve made our registration process digital – a couple of taps on a tablet in our office and you’re done.

  • How can I contact Rapid Personnel?

    You can visit the office at 7-13 Alma Street, Reading, RG30 1JS. The office is open from 08:30 – 17:30 on Monday to Friday for people who are looking to register for work.

    You can email us at info@rapid-personnel.co.uk. We also have a 24 hour phone line – 0118 958 8885.

Getting Ready to Work

  • Do I need a National Insurance number to start work?

    No, not to start work, but you do need to obtain one as soon as possible. We will help you by issuing a letter confirming your employment once we find you work. You can use this letter to apply for your National Insurance number at the Job Centre.

  • Do I need to be fluent in English?

    No, you don’t. If you come to our offices to register and you need help with communicating in English, please feel free to bring a friend who can act as your translator.

  • I am an EU citizen. How will Brexit impact my right to work?

    We are advising all our workers to apply for pre-settled or settled status so you can be guaranteed the following:

    1. An uninterrupted right to live and work in the UK, access to the NHS and your pension, and freedom of travel.

    2. The right to return to the UK even if you leave for a period of up to three years without any interruption to your status.

Types of Roles

  • What kind of jobs do you have available?

    We provide a range of temporary jobs in locations across Berkshire, South Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Hampshire. Typical roles include:

    • Food and beverage manufacturing: production line operatives, machine operators.

    • Logistics and supply chain operations: ranging from warehouse assistants to managers, storekeepers, forklift truck drivers, order pickers, stock controllers.

    • Engineering and machining: machine operators, setters, and programmers, as well as electrical and mechanical fitters, welders and joiners amongst others.

    • Cleaning and catering: cooks, cleaners, waiting staff.

    And many others…

  • Can the work you offer be reached by public transport?

    Some but not all. As many of our jobs are warehouse and factory based our clients are often located out of town. We provide PSV-licensed transport that can pick you up from central Reading and the Oxford Road. There is a small charge to use the transport. It will allow you to reach sites that are inaccessible other than with a private vehicle.

Your Pay and Rights

  • How do I get paid?

    You will get paid via Rapid Personnel directly into your bank account weekly. When you are paid, you will receive an itemised payslip from us. It shows your gross pay and your take home pay. It will also list any statutory deductions.

    Our welcome pack provides detailed guidance on interpreting your payslip.

  • Do I need a bank account?

    Yes. We only pay into a bank account. If you don’t have an account, we can help you to open one.

  • What are my rights as a temporary worker?

    You are entitled to:

    • Be paid at least the National Minimum Wage

    • Rest breaks and time off work

    • Paid holiday

    • An itemised payslip

    • Fair and legal deductions from your wages

    • A safe working environment

    • Sick pay

    • A copy of your terms and conditions

    We make sure these rights are upheld for all workers.

  • Do you have a modern slavery policy?

    We are members of Stronger2gether and are committed to reducing modern slavery in supply chains. If you think you or anyone else are a victim of exploitation, please let us know immediately.

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