Introduction to annual leave
We encourage you to use your annual leave entitlement throughout the year, in order to maintain a positive work-life balance.
All annual leave must be requested an approved through iTrent using Employee Self-Service (ESS).
Once you've requested your annual leave on iTrent, it needs to be approved by your line manager before it is confirmed. Requests will not be unreasonably refused but there could be reasons you are unware of which mean your request may be rejected. Therefore, it's important to wait until you have received the electronic confirmation that your leave request has been approved before booking any accommodation, flights and so on for a holiday.
Booking annual leave
Amending your leave
Starters and leavers
Sickness during annual leave
If you fall sick during the course of annual leave, you are regarded as being on sick leave from the date specified on a doctor’s medical note. You are entitled to take the balance of the annual leave at a later date after returning to work.
If you are absent from work due to sickness, you will continue to accrue annual leave and will be entitled to take this balance on your return to work. Read our guidance on sickness absence.