You should hold probationary review meetings as part of the probationary arrangements for researchers, covering:

  • performance to date;
  • next career steps;
  • professional development plans.

You should encourage the researcher to make initial contact with the Careers Service, including the Careers Advisers for Research Staff, in order to inform him/herself of the range of employment opportunities that are available to research staff, both within higher education and in the private and public sector.