Successful alternative employment trial period confirmation letter template

£ 15

If a trial period in a suitable alternative role has been successful, send this model letter to the employee to confirm their permanent appointment in the new role.

Why this letter is necessary

Employees have the right to a 4-week trial period if they accept a new role. If they need more time to train for the role, you can agree to a longer trial period. It must be agreed in writing and have a clear end date.

The trial period should start after they've worked their notice period and their previous contract has ended.

This avoids any confusion or disputes over dates if the trial does not work out. It's a good idea to set out the dates for the trial in writing.

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Offer of suitable alternative employment letter template

If you can offer suitable alternative employment for an employee in a redundant role, issue this model letter to them to offer the new role to them.

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Successful alternative employment trial period confirmation letter template


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Date last reviewed
1 June 2024
successful alternative employment trial period confirmation letter template

[Company name]

[Sender address]



[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]


Dear [Recipient first name],

Following our letter of [date] in which we agreed that you would undergo a trial period in the post of [role] following the redundancy of your previous job, I confirm that the trial period came to an end on [date].

I am pleased to confirm that the organisation is satisfied that this post is suitable for you and that your appointment in your new role has therefore been formally approved.

If you have any queries on any aspect of your new job, please contact me.

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Yours [faithfully | sincerely],



[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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