- Probation is the initial settling-in period in a new job, which allows you and your employer to decide if the job is suitable for you.
- A probation period usually lasts a couple of months, but can be more or less, depending on the nature of the work.
- You must be paid for any work you do during this period.
What you can do
Ask your employer if you are under a probation period when you start work, and for how long. Keep a record of the answer if it is not given to you in writing.