Benefits of working for UKRI

Our people are a mix of talented creatives, scientists, engineers and other business professionals who help us to change the world for the better.

In return we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits and genuine career development opportunities:

  • competitive salary
  • career average pension
  • 30 days of annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • flexible working arrangements
  • season ticket loans
  • rent deposit loans
  • health screening
  • employee assistance programme, providing confidential help and advice
  • employee discounts and offers on hundreds of retail and leisure activities
  • free eyesight tests and glasses, if related to the role
  • tax-free childcare
  • cycle-to-work scheme.

Development opportunities

We are committed to supporting employees’ development and promote a culture of continuous learning.

Every member of staff is encouraged to take training and development opportunities and to share this learning across their teams. These include:

  • classroom courses
  • e-learning
  • on-the-job training
  • mentoring programmes.

Pension scheme

The Joint Superannuation Service administers the research councils’ pension scheme.

The scheme is operated by analogy to the principal civil service pension scheme.

Last updated: 19 October 2021

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