Training

Training

The university aims to ensure that its employees’ knowledge and skills remain as relevant as possible to the labour market. Your employer therefore offers a wide range of opportunities for you to receive training or pursue studies.

 

Knowledge and skills

Keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date will maximise your opportunities, both within the university sector and beyond. This is a shared obligation and responsibility for you and the university. You are entitled to at least two development days per year, to work on your long-term employability.

 

Development days

The university may oblige you to complete additional study or training if required for the proper performance of your current or future job. Your employer will cover the costs of any such training and will give you leave to attend.

The number of development days you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. These days are intended for training and education activities that will allow you to develop within or beyond the scope of your position at the university, or outside the university. You must consult with your manager on how you wish to spend your development days, which cannot be sold or used as holidays. You can use your development days for training which will strengthen your position on the labour market, for a work placement or for extra training courses.

Conditions applying to development days

There is no repayment obligation in the case of job-oriented study or training. Nor are any conditions attached to the facilities to be provided. If the training contributes to the employee’s career development, the employer will provide the facilities to the employee. This will apply even if the study or training and the current or a future position are loosely related to one another. In that case, the employer may attach a repayment obligation and/or conditions to the provision of facilities.

Training days

The university may oblige you to complete additional study or training if required for the proper performance of your current or future job. The employer pays the necessary costs associated with the training, such as study costs and travel costs. Time spent on study or leave is viewed as working hours and so these activities will take place as much as possible during office hours.   There is no repayment obligation in the case of mandatory study. Nor can any conditions be attached to the facilities to be provided. For more information about training days, read the section starting with Article 6.10, paragraph 2.

Doctoral students

During their employment, doctoral candidates can do a work placement of no longer than six months. Your employment contract will be interrupted temporarily. After the work placement, your employment contract will resume or will be extended in line with the duration and number of working hours of the work placement.

 

Current job training

The university may oblige you to complete additional study or training if required for the proper performance of your current or future job. Your employer will cover the costs of any such training and will give you leave to attend.

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