Covenant support for Reserves: Civilian employment

In civilian employment, Covenant support for Reserves includes the following:

“It’s hard for me to maintain my employment, as my employer doesn’t understand the impacts of Service life”

The Armed Forces Covenant can support you at every stage of your career. Support and advice is available to help you balance your civilian and military work commitments.

Employing members of the Armed Forces community provides links to sources of help, advice and contacts for employers of members of the Armed Forces community.

Your employer can improve its understanding of Service life by signing the Covenant. You can check if they’ve already signed, and what they’ve pledged. Your employer can also take steps towards recognition under the Employer Recognition Scheme award.

You can also read Guidance on rights and responsibilities for reservists and employers.

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