If a Reservist employee is called up for service

How long will the Reservist be away for?


When the Reservist reports for a period of mobilisation, they will undergo a series of checks and tests, including a medical. Depending on the individual, this can last from a matter of days to two weeks. Once the Reservist is accepted into service they will join their unit and undergo further pre-deployment training before they are deployed on operations.

The length of mobilisation will vary according to military needs, but can be up to duration of 12 months.

While Reservists are serving with the Armed Forces, civilian employers can help maintain their morale by sending them updates on the organisation, eg office newsletters or emails about the company. This will also help them reintegrate with the organisation when they return.