Induction Process

Induction Process

Before you start your new role at the University of Worcester, you may use these pages to get acquainted with the organisation and the Induction process.
Right to Work Documents:
It is essential that you provide us with your Right to Work documents before you can carry out any paid work. If you have not already provided the HR Operations team with these documents, please contact to make these arrangements. Without this, IT accounts will not be created for you and can take up to 24 hours to become active. To access your IT account please contact IT on 01905 857500. You will need to have you staff number.

Day 1:
  • Meet with Line Manager - This is an opportunity to discuss the job role, working patterns, pre-booked holiday, sickness reporting procedures, etc.
  • Meet Buddy - During your Induction period, you will typically be allocated a “buddy” by your line manager. Your "buddy" is usually a member of your department and will give you a tour of the University, including where to go for food, what parking facilities are available and will take you to lunch in your first week. 
  • HR Welcome - There will then be a short welcome from HR which will cover the role of Human Resources within the University. As well as other key departments, including an introduction from Facilities.
  • Information Security Awareness Training This introductory session will cover important aspects of IT, such as, password protection and other ways to secure your desktop. This will be followed by passwords and settings being set up by a member of the IT Department.
  • Review the Online Essential Training - Health and Safety, Diversity in the Workplace, UCISA Information Security Awareness training, GDPR. To access these online modules please click here.
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment - You must complete a Workstation Self-Assessment Form in order to see if your DSE is fit for purpose. If not, you will be referred to Occupational Health who will work to ensure that the issues are resolved and not simply identified.

Day 2-5:
  • Mentor allocation - You will be allocated a "mentor" who is usually a colleague from another department.  Therefore, any discussion that is had is kept confidential and private between yourself as the mentee and the mentor. Not only does having a mentor widen your understanding of the organisation and the way it works, but it will help you grow in self-confidence and provide you with any extra support you may need.
  • Complete the Online Compliance Training - Health and Safety, Diversity in the Workplace, UCISA Information Security Awareness training, GDPR. To access these online modules please click here.
  • Meet with key contacts and have a look at Organisational Charts within the University.
  • Continue activities from Day 1 that may not have yet been completed.

Month 1:
  • During your first month you will continue to meet with your line manager and buddy and will be allocated a mentor who will all support you in your early time of employment. 
  • The Probation Period will be explained and you will be given clear targets to work towards.

Month 1-6:
The Probation Period typically lasts between 6-12 months and your line manager will support you by:
  • Explaining the probation policy to you
  • Clearly defining targets that are linked to your job description
  • Identifying any training that will help you succeed in your role
  • Ensuring that you have access to a mentor
  • Considering the benefits of coaching with you