Brighton & Hove City Council Employee Induction Programme

The overall aim of this page is to present information to you in a digestible way, with signposts and links to those things that we feel are most relevant in those early days of employment.

When people join a new organisation, or start a new role in the same organisation, there is a lot of new information to absorb, new people to meet, understand what’s expected of you in your role or just find out how some of the work place basics operate - printers, passes, photocopiers and the like.

In a complex organisation such as the council, there are different requirements, based on your role, where you work and what your responsibilities are. Some of these apply to everyone – health and wellbeing, some aspects relate to your position in the council – finance systems training for budget holders.

Most organisations have a series of events/training to welcome people. Brighton and Hove is no different and details of what is available can be found below. Most importantly, do not forget to ask your manager or immediate colleagues if you need any information or guidance.

The Induction Programme is aligned to the Appointment Support Procedure for existing employees placed into a new role and the Probationary Period for new starters to the organisation.

Your local induction will follow the Workplace Induction Checklist. This has recommended timings to help you to plan. The council’s employment policies and procedures and links to other useful information is contained within this site. Use the search facility to find.

Orbis staff have a seperate induction checklist as part of the Orbis Engage Induction Programme


What’s included in the BHCC Induction Programme?

The Brighton & Hove City Council Induction Programme is a series of short elearning modules on essential themes and information. It has been designed to fit into your normal working day, it’s easy to access and simple to complete.

With the exception of two face to face sessions; Welcome Session for New Staff and HR Essentials for New Managers, the programme is made up of a series of elearning modules each lasting between 20 - 40 minutes:

  • Introduction to Brighton & Hove City Council
  • DSE
  • Policies and Support
  • Information Governance
  • Health & Safety
  • Fraud Awareness
  • Introduction to Equality and Diversity
  • Additional modules for managers
  • Specialist Induction

You can join either the Induction learning pathway for employees or for managers which will provide links to all courses and elearning you will need to complete as a new starter

Induction for BHCC employees (non management)

Induction for BHCC managers


Specialist Induction

In addition to the above induction programme, staff in certain services have additional induction requirements:

Adult Services
Care Certificate for Adult Social Care Provider Services
Adults Assessment Induction Guide

Children's Services
Induction to Families, Children and Learning - elearning module
Induction to Families, Children and Learning - Meet the Executive Director session


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Use this calendar to find courses that start on a particular date.