Career break employers

Halifax Building Society,
Halifax Group Plc, Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2RG, tel 01422 333333 (switchboard), tel 01422 333597, fax 01422 391309
ICI, 9 Millbank, London SW1P 3JF, tel 020 7009 5000
ICI operates a career-bridge scheme of up to five years' full time leave, with protection of contractual employment benefits on return to work, or the opportunity to return to work part time for a defined period. Flexible working is also available to men and women.
Lloyds TSB PLC, PO Box 112, Canons House, Canons Way, Bristol BS99 7LB tel. 0117 943 3433 Contact: Manager, Equal Opportunities
Employees at all levels with at least five years continuous service and good performance are eligible for a five-year career break with guaranteed employment on return at the same grade as when they left. Several breaks are possible as long as total absence is not more than five years. Regular contact will be maintained to keep staff abreast of developments whilst on career break. On return to work any request for flexible working patters will be carefully considered.