Automatic enrolment and your Teachers pension
On this page:
- Automatic Enrolment
- Further Information
Automatic enrolment is a UK Government initiative that’s designed to help people save through a pension scheme at work. It ensures that employers automatically place their employees in an approved pension scheme.
When you start work as a teacher, you’re automatically enrolled in the pension scheme. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, you’ll be automatically re-enrolled after three years – which means you’ll have re-joined the scheme and would have to opt out again if you didn’t want to be a member. Similarly, you’re also re-enrolled if you take up an additional Teaching position in Scotland.
If you're new to the scheme, your employer should provide you with information about automatic enrolment and details of the pension scheme.