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I’ve just got my first contract, what do I need to know?
A contract is the agreement between an employer and an employee and forms the basis of an employment relationship.
Your contract should outline all the basic terms and conditions that you are expected to work under such as pay, hours of work, holiday, sick pay and notice periods.
Ensure that you read your contract carefully and ask questions on any aspects that you do not understand.
If you are unhappy with any aspect of your contract then you should raise this prior to starting work preferably in writing. More information can be found in the new CSP information paper A Guide to Your First Employment Contract (IP69) via the CSP website
This is intended as general information only and does not replace individual advice
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