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1. Recruitment and selection
2. Induction
3. Probation

1. Recruitment and selection

1.1 Please refer to the research council recruitment and selection policy below.

Recruitment and selection policy (PDF)

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2. Induction

2.1 Introduction

The intention of BBSRC’s induction process is to welcome all new employees to BBSRC and give them the necessary information and advice to settle in, find their way around and integrate into their group and/or department.

2.2 The process

The induction process will vary by establishment, but will include the following:

  • a letter confirming your appointment and detailing your start date and arrangements for your first day
  • an information pack which includes reference to pay, pensions and BBSRC terms and conditions
  • an organisational induction including a tour of the site, the facilities, fire alarms, exits and extinguishers and security information
  • health, safety, well-being and welfare induction
  • a meeting for you and your manager to talk about the job/role requirements, performance management and development needs
  • a group induction introducing other members of the group and key contacts
  • an opportunity to experience the working environment and equipment
  • an opportunity to review training needs, review methods of training, organise participation in any relevant training scheme which operates, and meet your local Union Learning Representative (ULR) (not available at all sites) to discuss how they can support your learning 
  • an opportunity to meet your local union representatives to be given information on the benefits of trades union membership

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3. Probation

3.1 Please refer to the research council probation policy below.

Probation policy (PDF)

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Last updated 02/10/17
Amendment 203 - October 2017