First six months (or end of probationary period)
The end of the first six months in post may mark the end of your probationary period in the role. If so, you can expect to have a formal review at this stage with your line manager. (If not, a formal review should take place at the end of your probationary period.)
In preparation for this, ask yourself:
- Are you clear about the objectives for your role in this period? If not, use this meeting to clarify them.
- Are you clear about the support available to you in meeting these goals?
- Are there any issues or concerns that you would like to raise at this stage?
In addition you might want to consider whether you would like to take part in a mentoring scheme. The Division runs a peer mentoring scheme and several departments (including Biochemistry, NDPH and RDM) run their own local schemes. The University also runs a mentoring scheme for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff, Pivot.