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Find out more about joining the Reserve Forces

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On the 4th April Civil Servants will get the opportunity to find out more about joining the Reserve Forces at an event in Bristol.

  • Learn about the huge variety of roles that are available in the Reserves

Did you know that there are literally hundreds of different and exciting opportunities to choose from in the Royal Navy, Army and RAF Reserves? There’s so much more to being a Reservist than combat roles.

  • Find out how the Reserves give you and your team the opportunity to learn new skills

Reserve service gives you the chance to develop a whole range of different, valuable and transferable skills, such as leadership, communication, teamwork, decision-making, working under pressure and delivering at pace.

  • Understand how Reserve service can enhance your - and your team’s - performance in the Civil Service

You’ll be amazed at just how relevant the training, skills and experience you gain in the Reserves are to your Civil Service role and the extent to which they can be put to good use back in the day job.

  • Talk face-to-face with Civil Servant Reservists

You’ll hear first-hand about who they are, what they do and how they successfully balance the Reserves with a job in the Civil Service.

  • Discover how supportive the Civil Service is to its Reservist employees

Every government department recognises the commitment made to Reserve service by giving its Reservist employees 15 days special paid leave every year for training.

  • Get some hands-on experience of life in the Reserves

You’ll get the chance to carry out a simple group task to bring out your leadership and teamwork skills.

  • Bust some of those myths and preconceptions

Did you know that you get paid to be a Reservist, as well as getting a tax-free training bounty? That you can join the Reserves up to the age of 50, depending on the role? That Reserve service doesn’t mean spending long periods away from home? As one attendee said of the Reserves Experience, “There is a lot that people could learn about the Reserves.”

When: 4th April 2017

Where: Conference room 8, 2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol

Time: 10:00 till 11:30 or 12:00 till 13:30

Booking: online here via Eventbrite

Questions: email Heidi

You will need to seek approval from your line manager and any travel and subsistence costs must be met by your department. This event can count towards your minimum 5 learning and development days.

Civil Service Local are committed to ensuring that wherever possible our events are accessible to all participants. If you have any specific requirements that will enable you to fully participate, please let us know and we will endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments.

Last, but by no means least, have some fun with your colleagues.

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