The survey has been published for the first time today, 12 June, nearly a year after the government set out its new, improved offer for reservists and employers. Thanks to investment into better training and equipment, for the first time in 18 years, the size of the reserves is now increasing.
The main findings revealed:
91% of reservists feel proud to be in the reserves
82% would recommend joining the reserves to others
77% feel well-motivated
73% of reservists are satisfied with life in the reserve forces
69% feel that their employer supports their service; and
65% say their reserve service has given them useful skills in their civilian jobs
With a massive 91% of reservists proud to serve their country, they will be given the opportunity to show this pride to their colleagues by taking part in Uniform to Work Day, when thousands of reservists across the country will hang up their usual work clothes and don their service uniforms.
This year Uniform to Work Day will take place on Wednesday 25 June, in the run up to the sixth annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June.