Central Induction and related support

New member of staff

For new members of staff, you are required to complete the following five mandatory training courses:

We would also suggest that as well as your local induction you select the following:

  • Central induction (see below)
  • Recruitment and selection workshop (both the online equality and diversity training and workshop are mandatory before you can sit on a recruitment or promotion panel from 2015)

Furthermore, if you are a member of the academic staff we would suggest that you also select the following:

Central induction

Key contact

Contact POD (x44606; x43693; pod@contacts.bham.ac.uk).


Half day run every month.

Delivery method

Centrally via presentation, various locations.

Who it is suitable for

All new members of University staff, as soon as possible after joining. This is the ideal opportunity to gain a greater awareness of the University; its history, research, alumni, community engagement and plans for the future, in addition to an introduction to the numerous support services available to all employees.

This event builds from your local induction, which should take place in your first few weeks, and will reinforce your welcome to the University.

What you will be able to do after the event

You will have a better view of how your role contributes to the success of the University and will have developed knowledge that will build on and support relevant local induction activities.


A variety of presentations, including from:

  • An overview of the University from a member of the University’s Executive Board
  • Speakers from across the University
  • ‘Speed-meeting’ session

So what’s distinctive?

A chance to see the aims and ‘big picture’ of the University and the way all parts of the organisation go about achieving these as well as the opportunity to consider how you might contribute to success.

How to book

As a new starter you will be automatically invited to attend this event, however if you've not received the invite or you would just like to attend again, please select a date and complete the booking form.