Our Enhanced Paternity Leave Policy

We are pleased to announce we have enhanced our paternity leave policy, allowing new fathers at Bouygues UK to take up to eight weeks paternity leave on full pay. Currently the law for UK companies is to offer two weeks statutory paternity leave and pay so we are delighted to be able to offer a more progressive option to our colleagues.

At Bouygues UK we strive for an inclusive workplace and an environment which helps our people to have the balance they need to integrate their personal and professional lives in a way that works for them. We want all our staff to feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work, be that working on site or in the office, because we understand that people perform better when they can truly be themselves.

One of the biggest discrepancies in the gender equality gap is parenthood, with women still often automatically assumed the primary caregiver so we are proud to be championing change for a more equal future.

We hope our offer will help improve the lives of our colleagues to foster stronger parent-child bonding and effectively balance their work with raising a family, regardless of gender.

“We believe our enhanced paternity leave policy will hugely benefit new fathers and contribute to building a more inclusive workplace culture where parents are supported to achieve a healthier work/life balance”

Martin Schultz, HR Director at Bouygues UK
Bouygues UK