Aubrey Capital Management equity analyst Jay Younger has jetted off to Mallorca in the hopes of finding love on the hit reality TV series.
Aubrey Capital chief executive Andrew Ward says that the company is keen to support its employees to meet their dreams. A request for time off to appear on hit ITV reality TV show Love Island was not something he saw coming, however.
Ward was speaking shortly after company analyst Jay Younger made his debut on the 2022 season of the tabloid fave.
The show has become an annual phenomenon, with an average audience of 4.2 million viewers tuning in to watch single ‘islanders’ living together and matching with other contestants to find love, or at least intimacy.
‘I think it’s fair to say it’s one of the more unusual sabbatical requests we’ve had,’ said Ward. ‘Jay has taken unpaid leave to enter the Love Island villa, and he remains an Aubrey employee.
‘The way I see it is that whether someone wants to compete on Love Island, row across the Atlantic, carry out worthy charitable pursuits, or go and clean plastic off a beach – if that’s what that person really wants to do, then as a supportive employer, that’s what we’ll encourage them to do.