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The University of Limerick strives to provide employees with opportunities for job enrichment and career development. The HR A-Z contains full details, some of the highlights are listed here, click on link at the end of each to find out more. 

Probation - The first 12 months of any new job can be challenging and it is critical that the new employee gains a clear understanding of and expectations around the job role during this time. To facilitate this process, a probationary period of 12 months applies to all new permanent and contract positions. Full details of the probation policy are available here.

PDRs - Your PDR is designed to help you to translate the organisations objectives into your Department/Team objectives and your own individual objectives for the year ahead, it also helps to outline your role and contribution as an individual and team member to the overall achievement of these objectives/goals.  To learn more about PDRS click here.

Further Study - It is the policy of the University to encourage the personal development of its employees. This is particularly so when it involves the pursuit of programmes of study which are relevant to the appointment they hold. With this view in mind, the University is prepared to financially support employees who undertake courses of study at undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education levels. Further study is subject to departmental budget. Full details of the Further Study policy and the application form is available here.

Erasmus Funding - The Erasmus+ programme offers funded opportunities for academic and administrative staff to work or teach at partner institutions.  Further details of this scheme are available here.

Mentoring Scheme - Mentoring is a relationship in which a person with relevant experience and expertise counsels, guides and helps another individual to develop both personally and professionally. The UL Mentoring Scheme further develops the mentoring culture and climate of UL by including all employees, male and female: faculty, staff, research and technical.  More information regarding mentoring is available here.

Researcher Development Programme -  The University of Limerick aims to attract the most ambitious and talented researchers and support them during their time at UL.  UL’s Researcher Development Programme provides a comprehensive framework to manage your career and develop the skills you will need to advance in the future. For more information click here.

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