career break


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career break

An extended period—from 3 months to 3 years—of unpaid leave which an employee can take from work with a guarantee of being able to return to work at the end of the break.

Reasons for career breaks
Extended maternity, paternity or adoption leave; extended travel; volunteer work; study or research.
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That means that those who do need flexibility--whether that's to raise children or to do something else--invariably end up being forced to take a career break, which is a problem.
We commend the resolve of individuals on career breaks continuing their professional journey, and are excited to meet the next cohort of professionals joining our fast-growing and dynamic Mastercard team," he added.
The company is looking for people at all levels, but particularly those with mid to senior management level experience, who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 18 months.
The company is looking for people at all levels but particularly those with mid to senior management level experience, who have taken a voluntary career break of at least 18 months.
Carol had an 11-year career break and went back at the age of 42 when her youngest child started school.
Skills minister Anne Milton said: "We want to help people who are looking to get into work, which is why we are going to do more to help people get back into work after a career break.
After taking a nearly 20-year career break to homeschool her children, she was ready to reenter the workforce, but was concerned that her skills were outdated.
Sophie, who lives in Brighton with her builder husband, said: "I made the tough yet brilliant decision to take a career break.
Recently somebody mentioned to me that the award has a career break scheme where I can work four years and get the fifth off.
Career breaks were also identified as having a significant impact on the earnings gap and long term earnings potential, with the average woman's salary dropping 3 per cent after a career break and the majority working 17 per cent fewer hours a week on their return to work.
Before the winning candidate can bag the career break of a lifetime, the final two candidates have to present their business plans.

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