1st May 2009 at 01:00

Probationers and permanent jobs

Posted by bigjimmy

How many probationers have a permanent job for 2009-10?

Posted by whispy-willow

Many won't know yet. The LA I work in won't tell us until May 4. I was interviewed on March 23. They have so many interviews it takes them that long to do the paperwork. This is my second bash at it, after completing probation last year. I don't hold out much hope, even though I've got two cracking references and I was well prepared.

Posted by bigjimmy

I think this year will be a turning point for NQTs - very few of them will find jobs, simply because there ain't many. I was speaking to a friend who has a permanent cover job and was interviewed recently for a permanent job in the same council: all probationers, perm supply and perm cover were similarly interviewed. Same process as last year, which resulted in a handful of vacancies being filled.

Posted by Phenolphthalein

I'm off to London to seek my fortune (very few jobs in my subject in Scotland - wish they'd warned me! There seemed to be tons going this time last year!)

Posted by sarah79

Fife HR held (a meeting) on the last Thursday of term for people who'd put in a claim to be transferred to perm contracts. Apparently, they told everyone that if you have one year of continuous service and went to the interviews, you WILL be given a job. I suspect that even if you did terribly in the interview, you'd get a job - they legally owe you one, according to clause something-or-other. If you've not put in a claim for permanency, do it asap.

Posted by whispy-willow

I've not had the full year as I only completed my probation year last year, so I can't claim until August.

Posted by sarah79

I'd phone and ask, then put it in writing. If your contract is until the end of this session, you'll be entitled. Maybe leave phoning HR until the last day of term, in case your contract is cut. I've heard that this has happened to people in the past, but no idea if it's true.

Posted by irvine

I thought the clause was that those who had served two full years on temp contracts had to be given a full-time contract. That's why my school hands out 23-month temp promoted contracts! They readvertise and give to the same people!, click on TES Scotland, probationers.

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