Workplace Inductions

More staff are being recruited to the civil service than at any other time in the last 5 years. The majority of these staff are being recruited as apprentices and/or at PCS grades. Most employers make facilities available for PCS representatives to address induction meetings.

It is absolutely essential that all branches make arrangements to attend induction meetings for new staff, to give a presentation about joining PCS and to sign up new members to the union.

The guide below gives advice and guidance to branches about how to conduct induction sessions. The notes are supported by a PowerPoint presentation which summarise the main points and can be adapted for use at local level depending on the circumstances in your branch.

Assistance with running induction meetings can be sought at any time from your regional PCS office or from the national organising department on You can also request an editable copy of the inductions slides from the Organising department.

The slides have been updated to reflect the 2020 subs rates.

Branch Briefing 18.19 - Staff Inductions

Branch Briefing 18.19 - Staff Inductions Annex 1 - PowerPoint

Branch Briefing 18.19 - Staff Inductions Annex 1 - PDF (for smartphone use)

Branch Briefing 18.19 - Staff Inductions Annex 2 - Guidance

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