Sorry if this has been created before, no idea how to do a search of just the forums on here. I'm currently a Civil Servant working in Whitehall. I'm interested in joining the reserves, but am concerned that doing so would effect my career. The Civil Service code says departments must let people from the reserve forces join up and have leave, however it doesn't mean that hiring staff wouldn't be bias against someone who could potentially be out of the office for 28 days + holidays. Does anyone know of central government civil servants being in any of the reserve forces and whether it has an effect on their career moves?