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Retirement is a natural part of the employment journey and the University encourages all staff to have open discussions with their managers about their plans for the future, at all stages of their career. With no statutory retirement age there is no specified time when this discussion takes place.
Early, open and honest discussions will enable you and your manager to plan more effectively for the future and facilitate a smooth transition from work into retirement.
These conversations may:
Opportunities such as PDR or regular one-to-one’s may be a helpful place in which to begin and continue your retirement planning discussions with your manager.
It may be helpful to start retirement planning conversations by discussing your plans for the future in relation to the:
As part of these discussions you may wish to explore plans for:
Your retirement plans may develop and change over time, so it is helpful to ensure that you keep your manager up to date through regular meetings to enable them to support you.