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Probationary period for graduate entry to Warwick

Hi all, Could someone help me? I am considering applying for Warwick Medical School, and I am trying to meet their entry requirements for work experience. On their sites it states 'Training and/or induction for a role does not count towards the 70 hours.' The role I am going to be applying to will be therapy support worker, but it involves a 6 month probationary period. I am worried by the time I finish 6 month period it will be December (the submission of the work experience is end of october). Therefore, at the time of submission I will not have accured the required work experience. (unless the training period warwick refers to is the first month of training? in which case, I will have the time to gain the relevant expereince ).

Ive asked around and this is what I found but I am not 100% sure
"A probationary period, normally 6 months, is a period of observation whether you have the capabilities to do the job or not. If you passed, you become a permanent employee. If not, they’ll let you go.

A training period is the time for you to learn to do your job. You are already a permanent employee and your training is necessary and important"

Please can someone confirm this is the case?
(edited 11 months ago)
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Original post by kinglee
Hi all, Could someone help me? I am considering applying for Warwick Medical School, and I am trying to meet their entry requirements for work experience. On their sites it states 'Training and/or induction for a role does not count towards the 70 hours.' The role I am going to be applying to will be therapy support worker, but it involves a 6 month probationary period. I am worried by the time I finish 6 month period it will be December (the submission of the work experience is end of october). Therefore, at the time of submission I will not have accured the required work experience. (unless the training period warwick refers to is the first month of training? in which case, I will have the time to gain the relevant expereince ).

Ive asked around and this is what I found but I am not 100% sure
"A probationary period, normally 6 months, is a period of observation whether you have the capabilities to do the job or not. If you passed, you become a permanent employee. If not, they’ll let you go.

A training period is the time for you to learn to do your job. You are already a permanent employee and your training is necessary and important"

Please can someone confirm this is the case?


The only way to confirm for sure would be to email Warwick and ask them.

To my understanding however, a probationary period is not the same thing as training or induction, so I imagine it would be fine.
Original post by kinglee
Hi all, Could someone help me? I am considering applying for Warwick Medical School, and I am trying to meet their entry requirements for work experience. On their sites it states 'Training and/or induction for a role does not count towards the 70 hours.' The role I am going to be applying to will be therapy support worker, but it involves a 6 month probationary period. I am worried by the time I finish 6 month period it will be December (the submission of the work experience is end of october). Therefore, at the time of submission I will not have accured the required work experience. (unless the training period warwick refers to is the first month of training? in which case, I will have the time to gain the relevant expereince ).

Ive asked around and this is what I found but I am not 100% sure
"A probationary period, normally 6 months, is a period of observation whether you have the capabilities to do the job or not. If you passed, you become a permanent employee. If not, they’ll let you go.

A training period is the time for you to learn to do your job. You are already a permanent employee and your training is necessary and important"

Please can someone confirm this is the case?


I think what it means is you can't claim any of the training days and e-learning that you do for your role is part of your work experience, but the actual hands on part of your job where you are literally doing your job would count.

Also worth noting that getting past the HR and occupational health stage can take a very long time, it may not materialise in time for October. If you haven't already secured an interview and job confirmation I would try and organise some additional work experience that isn't with the NHS that can happen faster (eg in a carehome) just as a plan B backup if you are keen to apply in this next cycle.
(edited 9 months ago)

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