Flexible working at Asda

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Asda topped The Sunday Times Top Company to Work for Survey poll in 2002, and was named Britain's best company for flexibility in 2003.

So what does Asda's flexible working package include?

Seasonal Squad
Asda is aiming to increase its number of older workers by offering seasonal jobs where colleagues need only work for 10 weeks of the year.

School starter scheme
For parents wanting to take children to, or collect them from, school on their first day.

Child care leave
For parents wanting to stop work during the summer holidays and return to work later in the year.

Shift swaps
For colleagues needing to be absent from work for family reasons.

Emergency family leave
Time off to deal with family emergencies.

Grandparents' leave
Up to a week off to help with the birth of a new grandchild.

Job share
To help managers balance home and work life.

Career break
Colleagues can take a career break of up to 2 years.

Study leave
For students going away to college who want time off to prepare for exams.

Store swapping schemes
For students wishing to work in their university and home towns during the year.

Carers' leave
For colleagues to give long term care and care at home.

IVF leave
Paid time off for male and female colleagues going through fertility treatment.

Benidorm leave
Up to three months' leave for over 50s wanting to take a winter trip to the sun.


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