Dads get year of paternity pay with Virgin

9 June 2015

baby If you loathe your job and think you'll work just about anywhere, and are planning to have a child in the next couple of years, you might want to get a job with Virgin.

Why? So you can pose shirtless while holding a massive, dead fish, like Richard Branson does? You can if you like, but we're talking about their new plans to offer new dads a year's paternity leave on full pay. That's a bit of alright isn't it?

However, you'll have to time it right, as according to PlayPennies, it'll only apply to fathers who have worked for Virgin for 4 years.

This only applies to fathers who wish to take shared parental leave. This also applies to new mums, as well as those who need adoption leave. If you haven't worked for the company for as long, there's still something to be had - from 25% for those with less than two years' of service, and such.

Seeing as the statutory paternity leave is a paltry couple of weeks, this is very generous indeed.

Virgin honcho Richard Branson put his fish down for long enough to say: "I believe if you take care of your employees they will take care of your business. As a father and now a granddad to three wonderful grandchildren, I know how magical the first year of a child’s life is but also how much hard work it takes."

If you are game, best get checking the classifieds.

TOPICS:   Economy

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