Annual Leave

Annual Leave provides you with paid time off from your job for personal reasons including: vacation, outside activities, scheduled medical appointments, and personal business. If your absence is due to an illness or injury, you should refer to the Sick Leave [1] page.


Both full and part time employees are eligible for Annual Leave. It does not apply to agency workers or self-employed contractors.


Your Annual Leave entitlement is calculated based on your service at the beginning of the holiday year. VMware’s holiday year runs from 1st January to 31st of December. Unless stated in your contract of employment, you will be entitled to the following periods of Annual Leave:

The maximum entitlement is twenty-eight (28) days.

Carry Forward

Subject to prior manager approval, a maximum of five (5) days of untaken holiday may be carried over from holiday year to the next. Carried over holiday will be forfeited if not taken in the first three (3) months in the next holiday year.

Scheduling Annual Leave

Note: This information is an overview of Annual Leave. Refer to the UK Time Away From Work Policy [3] [VMware network access required] for detailed information.