Last year it came to our attention that there is no single place where individual
annual leave entitlements are held in BT. Therefore, there is no prompt from the
Company when an individual’s annual leave entitlement increases in line with service.
The responsibility for managing annual leave entitlement is a matter for the individual
and their line manager.
Given this situation, please find detailed below the current annual leave entitlements:
Length of Service Holidays Notes
On entry 25 days
5 years 26 days Applicable only to people in service at 30 September 2000
8 years 27 days Applicable only to people in service at 30 September 2000
10 years 28 days
18 years 30 days
22 years 32.5 days Applicable only to people in annual leave group 2 at 30 September
2000 and people with pay and pension protection to a former annual leave group 2
grade at NewGrid implementation.
The issue of a reminder LTB last year generated a significant number of enquiries
and uncovered a number of individuals that were not receiving their appropriate entitlements.
The queries raised last year broadly fitted into 3 categories:
1. What are the hourly equivalents for those whose leave is taken in hours?
2. What were the Group 2 pre-NewGrid grades that are entitled to 32.5 days after
3. What is the leave entitlement for part-time and job sharers?
1. Annual Leave in Hours
The daily equivalent in hours is calculated by dividing the weekly contracted hours
36 ÷ 5 = 7.2 hours.
Annual leave allocation is the entitlement in days multiplied by 7.2.
On entry 25 x 7.2 = 180 hours
10 years 28 x 7.2 = 201.6 hours
18 years 30 x 7.2 = 216 hours
These allocations are the same for everyone regardless of work pattern.
2. Group 2
People in annual leave Group 2at 30th September 2000 are entitled to 32.5 days after
22 years service.
Annual leave Group 2 consisted of the following pre-NewGRID grades:
Technical & Commercial Trainee
Leading Materials Handler
Workshop Supervisor 1/2
Technician in Charge (MT)
Reprographic Unit Supervisor
Typing and Secretarial Levels 2/3/4
Sales Support Officer
NBC Professional Sales Grade A.
3. Part-Time / Job Sharer
Part-time and job sharers annual leave is calculated in hours and is pro rata. Leave
entitlement is calculated by expressing the full time equivalent in hours multiplied
by the weekly part time hours divided by the weekly full time hours.
A part-time employee working 20 hours a week with 18 years service.