People need to take career breaks for many reasons, such as child rearing or looking after a relative. Or perhaps you just fancy a break to explore the world.
Our gap year page has information for the more mature physicist, as well as those straight from University.
Returning from a career break?
The Daphne Jackson Trust is an independent charity which offers flexible, part-time, paid fellowships to scientists, engineers and technologists who have taken a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons.
The Diversity section of Institute of Physics website brings together information on gender issues and includes more information on career breaks.