Welcome to the University of York. We hope that you have a rewarding and enjoyable career with us.
The University recognises that its staff is fundamental to its success. The importance of induction is reflected in our staff development policy, which states that 'all staff (should) receive an appropriately organised University and local induction in a timely fashion'.
Induction can help you to perform your role successfully, as well as enabling you to clearly understand what is expected in terms of your performance. Similarly it can help you settle into your role as quickly and easily as possible. In a relatively large and complex organisation like the University of York these roles are extremely diverse. Your induction is also likely to shape how you view your role, as well as your department and the University as a whole.
Over the next few weeks you are likely to receive a considerable amount of information and meet a large number of different people. This guide is designed to help you by outlining the main elements within your induction period as well as explaining your role in it. It outlines what should take place in your first week and also over the rest of your period of induction. It also explains how this period links to your period of probation (as you may be aware, the terms and conditions of most newly appointed staff indicate that they will be subject to a probationary period).
The guide is particularly relevant to those of you who have recently joined the University, but much of the information provided may also be relevant if you are moving to a new role within the University. This is covered in the final section of the guide.
All new staff are encouraged to book on to a central induction event.
The next induction events will be held on: