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Is 3 months notice common?

Discussion in 'Careers, Employment and Professional Development' started by Amplus, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. TNGL


    Joined: Jul 2, 2010

    Posts: 2,967

    3 months is quite common. Even entry-level/graduate roles at my firm carry a 3 month notice period.
  2. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,299

    Location: Northampton

    Standard 3 months for us. Not unreasonable given the niche skill set for most employees
  3. ezekial


    Joined: Jan 2, 2012

    Posts: 454

    At least it isn't 6 months like another guys company here
  4. Conanius


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 12,310

    3 months is very normal. I've seen it based on achieving a certain seniority in a company, or simply passing a financial threshold in salary (was a smaller company).
  5. randomshenans


    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 11,437

    Location: France, Alsace

    Most people I know in perm roles are on a 3 month notice.
  6. Tealc


    Joined: Jul 13, 2009

    Posts: 7,016

    Location: Llanelli

    3 months for us at the factory I work at for the non shop floor staff, well mostly as there are a few regraded roles that are now 1 month notice. It's a good thing at the moment as we are facing redundancies and at least most of us will get the 3 months notice and not have to work it.
  7. goldy6660


    Joined: Jun 12, 2016

    Posts: 122

    Location: North West

    Employers are usually reasonable nowadays as its a recognised standard now as in if you go for a role and have 3 months notice they will usually still wait the 3 months but as others have said if you speak to your current hr they may be lenient and reduce. GL in your new role.
  8. OldKitMan


    Joined: Apr 18, 2020

    Posts: 47

    6 months here, was a fairly specialised IT role though TBF at the time when I signed up.