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.
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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