Reservists Skills Boost for Business

Skills training can be one of the biggest expenses that organisations face. However, supporting reservist employees can bring big benefits to businesses by saving thousands on their training budgets.

As part of a successful career in the reserves a person will develop a broad range of skills through their military training which can help them when back in their civilian jobs.

A civilian employer would have to fork out over £8,000 on commercial civilian training to provide the same amount of development that an average reservist can gain in just one year of military service. Skills gained include:

  • Leadership;
  • Health and safety;
  • Teamwork;
  • Adaptability;
  • Problem solving and decision making;
  • Interpersonal skills; and
  • Communication Skills.

A career in the UK military reserves can provide exciting and unique opportunities but the benefits of the skills that individuals receive can be felt beyond the military. As such, training is just one specific area that civilian employers can tap into. Specialist and role specific training will boost this even further, saving employers thousands of pounds.

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