Managing Probation Policy

Staff who join the University are contractually required to complete a 6-month probationary period (typically). This serves to ensure that new employees are supported to perform to the standard expected of them and ultimately, to ensure that they have the required knowledge, skills and ability to carry out their appointed role.

The Managing Probation policy outlines how a new employee’s probation period should be managed, and how line managers can help support them, in order to ensure a fair and consistent approach.