Your induction

The purpose of this workplace Induction is to make your transition into your new role as smooth as possible. The process will give you information about the University and your College/Professional Service as well as how you and your team fit into this structure.

The tabs below detail information that you will cover with your line manager and/or your induction facilitator. You can download our induction checklist before you meet with your line manager to ensure you cover everything during your induction. 

Mandatory training and additional induction checklist for Covid-19 return to work:

Please ensure you have read the COVID 19 staff pages for any additional induction requirements.  All staff returning to the workplace are required to complete the online training course titled, "Introduction to your Covid-19 workplace".  This is a mandatory course and staff must not return to a Campus or work area managed by the University of Exeter without first completing this training.  This course requires staff to self-enrol via LearnUpon.  More information can be found on the Secure Workplace webpages.

Staff must also complete the Covid-19 Return to Work Local Induction which can also be accessed via the Secure Workplace webpages.

Please ensure you consider any quarantine requirements.  All new staff are to follow the UK Government guidelines if they are travelling to the UK to join the University of Exeter.  You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days when you arrive in the UK and you should discuss this with your manager.  More information can be found on the Government webpages.

The following are key tasks you should complete within the first week of starting your new role. 

Introduction to Trent Self-Service

 

Day 1: Complete Online Mandatory Training

Follow the link in order to confirm the training required for your role 

 HR Services and Information follow the link to discover the A-Z of HR Services and support 

Learning and Development follow the link to discover development opportunities for all staff

Health and Safety 

Staff Wellbeing

Equlity, Diversity and Inclusion

Compliance, Governance and Risk - Includes Information Governance, Prevent, Audit, Legal and Contracts

Finance Services - Includes Procurement, Expenses, Links to the T1 System, Links to the helpdesk and more

  

Car parking and campus security

Contacts and Helpdesks

Communication systems

Additional information 

Organisation

Facilities and other useful information

Local induction

Each Academic College and Professional Service will complement the core University induction with relevant local induction. As a minimum, it is encouraged that new staff are introduced to:

  • Other local staff
  • Work space
  • Work building
  • Local facilities
  • Role (from manager)

We also recommend that you view the website for your Department as well as the University's website for Current Staff.

Your Manager

Your manager plays an important role in your induction. In particular, they will clarify your job role and key responsibilities ensuring that you are clear on specific targets for the first year. In some cases, these may be clearer after a couple of months. Your manager is also likely to introduce you to other staff who you will be working with. They will also be able to make you aware of operational processes and policies.

Your area

Within your area, we anticipate that you will be:

  • introduced to other staff
  • made aware of various facilities
  • familiarised with your building and other relevant locations

Each area has its own individual local induction requirements which will form an addition to the core University induction. This local induction may continue over a few months depending on the nature of your job role and the responsibilities you hold and may involve a number of staff.

Mandatory training and additional induction checklist for Covid-19 return to work:

All staff returning to the workplace are required to complete the online training course titled 'Introduction to your Covid-19 Workplace'. This is a mandatory course and staff must not return to a Campus or work area managed by the University of Exeter without first completing this training. This course requires staff to self-enrol via LearnUpon.  More information can be found on the Secure Workplace webpages.

Staff must also complete the Covid-19 Return to Work Local Induction which can also be accessed via the Secure Workplace webpages.

Evaluation of induction

We would appreciate your completion of the Induction Evaluation. It means that the process of induction can be monitored and improved. Our aim is that all staff will report on their experience of induction to their new College/Service. Any comments that you provide may be quoted to your College/Professional Service in a generalised form and used to improve induction across the organisation as well as at a local level.