Holidays and benefits

22nd March 2011


Related Topics

Related tags

  • Skills ,
  • Training ,
  • CPD ,
  • Qualifications

Author

IEMA

A run down of environment professionals' holiday entitlement and other benefits as revealed by the IEMA pay and benefits survey 2011

The most common annual holiday entitlement (excluding bank holidays) is 25 days, covering 31.7% of respondents. But more than two in five participants have entitlements of more than 25 days, and almost half of those – 17.3% of the total sample – are allowed at least 30 days’ leave a year before bank holidays are taken into account.

At the other end of the spectrum, 8% of respondents report an annual entitlement of less than 20 days a year – 36.2% of this group were working less than 30 hours a week, and 37.5% are self employed.

Even allowing for bank holidays – of which there were eight in England and Wales in 2010 and nine in Scotland, although not all businesses close in Scotland on public holidays – this appears to put a minority of respondents on full-time contracts below the statutory minimum leave entitlement of 28 days.

We asked respondents to specify the non-salary benefits they receive from their employers. The results are shown in figure 9. We also asked respondents separately if their employers provide financial support for professional training.

More than three-quarters (76.8%) of respondents report receiving support, and 62% of the sample (68% of those offered employer funding compared with 44% of those without financial support from their employer) had gone through some training in 2010.


Read the full survey results:


Transform articles

UK green jobs set to offer better salaries than high-carbon roles

New jobs that help drive the UK towards net-zero emissions are set to offer salaries that are almost one-third higher than those in carbon-intensive industries, research suggests.

5th July 2021

Read more

New measures will require UK businesses to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050 and publish credible carbon reduction plans before they can bid for major government contracts.

7th June 2021

Read more

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has today been launched to support financial institutions and corporates in assessing and managing emerging risks and opportunities as the world looks to reverse biodiversity loss.

4th June 2021

Read more

The UK government's investment plans for green jobs lag far behind those of most G7 countries, potentially undermining its net-zero emissions target, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned.

2nd June 2021

Read more

Daisy Lavington shares the main talking points of a recent webinar concerning changing employment patterns in a post-COVID-19 world

28th May 2021

Read more

Ben Kite talks to Chris Seekings about how the UK’s skills gap threatens to undermine the country’s environmental ambitions

28th May 2021

Read more

At the end of March, the IEMA Working Group on Environmental Auditing launched The Value of Environmental Auditing: an IEMA Senior Management Briefing.

28th May 2021

Read more

Nearly half of workers would accept a lower salary to work for an organisation that is socially and environmentally responsible, a survey of over 14,000 consumers in nine countries has uncovered.

22nd April 2021

Read more

In Pearce v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for an order quashing the Secretary’s consent for the Vanguard wind farm.

26th March 2021

Read more

Media enquires

Looking for an expert to speak at an event or comment on an item in the news?

Find an expert