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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.

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