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
  • defined benefit pension scheme
  • 30 days’ annual leave in addition to 10.5 public and privilege days (full time equivalent)
  • flexible working options subject to business need and agreement
  • season ticket loans
  • rent deposit loans
  • employee assistance programme, providing confidential help and advice
  • employee discounts and offers on retail and leisure activities
  • reimbursement towards the cost of an eye examination and a contribution towards glasses required for use with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) work
  • 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

Find out more

Read more about the opportunities, support, and benefits available to you when working at UKRI.

Last updated: 19 June 2024

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