Twice the employee
The benefits for employees and their teams
Research conducted in June 2015 amongst Serco's Armed Forces reservists and their line managers, indicates that it is the softer skills that they pick up whilst being reservists, that they are best able to bring back into the workplace with team building and communications ranked one and two respectively. And whilst technical skills transferability is still considerable, problem solving, resilience and an appreciation of individual strengths and weaknesses rank higher in terms of learning that can be applied by reservists in their day job.
"We have always thought that supporting reservists is good for the country but our latest research provides more concrete evidence of the types of skills your employees can get and how best to get the most out of the reservists in your business" says Kevin Craven, CEO UK Central Government at Serco. "With over 125 reservists, sponsored reservists and adult cadet instructors in our UK business, we at Serco firmly believe that having reservists as part of your team is not only the right thing to do for the defence of the country but is good for development and good for business performance. This is why we are signed up to the Corporate Covenant and proactively encourage reservists in our business".
Being a Reservist at Serco
You may already be a member of the Volunteer Reserve Forces or may want to volunteer in the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marines Reserve, Army Reserve (formerly the Territorial Army) or Royal Auxiliary Air Force. Either way, we'll support you by providing you 12 days additional paid leave per year (paid as basic pay) to attend annual training camp or other authenticated activities. Your manager will help you work around your training commitments and - if the situation arises - a smooth mobilisation process and return to work.