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Probation / trial periods | COVID-19 learning and development | Birmingham City Council

Probation / trial periods

For employees who are currently working through a probation period this will need to be reviewed.

If employees are able to broadly continue to work, either in a frontline Critical/key worker position, or working from home, then probation should continue as normal.

Where employees are unable to work, due to service closure, caring commitments or deployment elsewhere, then probation should be extended.

This same principle applies for employees who are currently going through a redeployment trial period and also a professional assessment process – for example the social work Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.