When you start your new job, you should have a planned induction period, tailored to the needs of the post which you are taking up, to introduce you to your workplace and role. You can access Online induction resources through your University single-sign-on.
you can expect to understand the following:
The length of your probationary period will be stated in your letter of appointment; its purpose is to ensure that anyone taking up a new appointment is, within a reasonable period of time, able to gain a full understanding of the requirements of the post and to achieve a satisfactory level of performance. See Personnel Services’ guidance on probation for more detail.
As well as regular one-to-one meetings with your line manager, you should have a mid-probation review and an end-of-probation review, both diarised well in advance.
Alongside continuing routine one-to-one meetings with your line manager, you should have a regular (usually annual) personal development review or PDR.
Access our online induction resources for new staff