Each year the Department of Materials recruits more than 30 new staff members - be they postdoctoral researchers, academic staff or support staff. These new staff members start work throughout the year.
Upon arrival each new staff member has a meeting with the HR Manager to receive their university card and to cover points such as admission to the University’s pension scheme, recording holidays that you take and what to do if you are sick, and the benefits of being a member of the University staff.
All members of staff are provided with printed copy of the Department Handbook as the primary source of information about getting started in this Department plus copies of Safety Documents and our Family Factsheet as appropriate.
The Department also periodically organizes induction meetings for staff members. The presentations from these induction meetings are available below. New members of staff may also find additional relevant information in the postgraduate induction presentations.