The graduate and placement performance cycle aligns to the rotations and the year therefore runs September-August (instead of January-December like the rest of the business).
Mid-year performance conversations are held in February/March with end of year conversations and ratings in July/August.
Aside from timings, our approach to performance management for graduates and placement students remains the same as the rest of the business, i.e. ongoing performance conversations held frequently with regular and timely feedback, The same rating system is used (work to do, working well, working wonders). You will need to think about what has gone well, what could be better (both skills/behaviours as well as the 'what') and review your objectives for the year.