Part-year worker

A part-year worker (also “part year worker”) is an employee or member of staff who works for only a fixed period of the year and is unpaid for the remainder.

Despite only working some of the year, part-year workers are usually contracted on a permanent basis — for example some teachers and support staff who aren’t required to be at work right the way through the year but are required during term times.

Although previously an exact holiday accrual rate for part-year workers was never specified under UK law, from April 2024 onwards, both irregular hours and part-year workers must accrue holiday at a rate of 12.07% of the total number of hours they work in each pay period (up to a maximum of 28 days).

You can read more about rules for holiday accrual over on our blog.

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