This page details information about the induction, probation and promotion processes at the College. 

Induction

The purpose of the RVC Induction Programme is to help new employees settle into their roles quickly, happily and successfully. All new employees at the College receive an individual induction conducted by HR. 

For more information and to download the Induction Handbook, please refer to the intranet page: Induction.

Probation

All new employees at the College are subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The line manager will introduce the new starter (‘the probationer’) to the main duties and responsibilities of their role and the standards expected of them. The probationary period is designed as a supportive and positive two-way process to enable the probationer to receive sufficient support and guidance in order to be competent to carry out their role.

Academic Staff Probation

The standard probationary period for academic staff will normally be 3 years. For more information about Academic Staff probation, please refer to the intranet page: Academic Staff Probation

Non Academic Staff Probation

The standard probationary period for new employees appointed to Grades 1 to 5 support roles will normally be 6 months and Grades 6 to 9 support roles will normally be 12 months. For more information about Non Academic Staff probation, please refer to the intranet page: Non Academic Staff Probation. 

Promotion

For information about the Academic Staff promotion process at the College, please visit the following intranet page:

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