We have a strong commitment to our social responsibility, helping millions save for a better retirement. We know this is only possible because of our great workforce.
Nest is an award-winning workplace pension scheme, the largest in the country.
Set up by the government to give every worker in the UK somewhere to save, our first-class responsible investment practice and governance are the backbone of what we do, supported by all the functions you’d expect to find in a thriving business. We’re committed to creating a workplace where you can be your authentic self and offer an inclusive and flexible working environment.
Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of their age, belief, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, pregnancy or caring responsibilities, socio economic background, sex, sexual orientation, religion or race or any other legally protected status.
We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought and other forms of neurocognitive variation.
We are a level 2 Disability Confident Leader under the Disability Confident Scheme. As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the guaranteed interview scheme.
We offer a range of employment benefits to meet the needs of our diverse workforce.
Flexible & Agile working
Pension – defined contribution pension scheme delivered through Nest.
Holiday: 25 days to start (increasing to 30 days with length of service) PLUS all bank holidays PLUS your birthday day off PLUS Nest day during Christmas period
Learning & Career Development
Enhanced maternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay: 26 weeks full pay
Paternity: 2 weeks full pay
Volunteering: up to four days per year to volunteer in a charity/ organisation.
Everyone’s personal situation is different. To make the most out of hybrid working we’ve introduced different ways of working, which include (subject to role requirements):
Hybrid of office and home working (there will be an expectation to attend the office, as required)
Reduce or vary working hours
Reduce or vary the days worked
Work from home (or a different location)
Work compressed hours
(Emma in P&D Team)
“In addition to using my four-day allowance I volunteer on a regular basis helping a local charity. I work full-time compressed hours over four and a half days allowing me to use Friday afternoon to assist at a charity called The Listening Place. It’s very important to me to help those that are disadvantaged or find themselves in very unfortunate circumstances so it’s great that Nest supports volunteering.”
“Nest have allowed me to study for my masters whilst I work. The flexibility around doing my full-time role and studying part time compliment together perfectly and this is due to work life balance, allowing me to excel in both in my own time. Also, I have the opportunity to implement the learnings of my degree with the opportunity to work shadow in the future at Nest with the full support of my line manager.”
The National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) was established in 2010 as a workplace pension scheme. It’s designed around the needs of employers and workers, offering a simple, high quality way to save for retirement.
Nest is a critical pillar of the government’s automatic enrolment programme, having originally been set up with a public service obligation (PSO) to accept any employer wishing to use the scheme for their auto enrolment duties.
However, we do much more than meet the regulatory minimum. We offer an award-winning pension fund and market-leading investment solutions that are run for the benefit of our members. In less than ten years, we’ve become one of the UK’s largest pension providers – and we aim to adapt our products and services as the UK pensions industry continues to change and evolve.
“I joined Nest as a Trainee Test Analyst right after graduating from university, and I was looking for a place to ease into a career. I do not think I could have found a place better than Nest, as they take pride in work-life balance and encouraging employees to work in a way that suits them best, which I feel has allowed individuals to develop their own work habits.
As a new starter, I have learnt a vast amount in my first few months, which consisted of training with the majority of the testing team and various other teams, which really showed me how approachable, knowledgeable and friendly the employees at Nest are. They are very open to sharing knowledge and are happy to offer help when it is needed, and I have never felt there was a shortage of support at any time.
“I applied to the Policy Analyst role at Nest knowing a bit about the scheme as I had previously signed up as a self-employed member. After completing an MSc in public policy, working in financial services might not seem an obvious choice, but because Nest supports ordinary people to save for retirement it occupies a different space in the industry. For me, it was important to work somewhere that is doing something positive for society and Nest has that social purpose.
My role has given me the opportunity to learn about the huge breadth of work at Nest – from investment strategy to product design – and people are always generous with sharing their time and knowledge. There is a great range of experience here, from city high-flyers to former civil servants who helped to deliver auto enrolment policy. Now Nest is a scheme with over 7 million members and that sense of responsibility is taken very seriously throughout the organisation.
Nest’s executive team are accessible, the culture is open and not too corporate, and staff events like the quarterly town halls help to bring different teams together. I appreciate having access to the cycle to work scheme and volunteering days. I was also really impressed with the seamless office move to Canary Wharf in 2018. Flexible working is supported at all levels at Nest and several colleagues have taken extended paternity leave which sets a great example.
Admittedly, telling new people that you “work in pensions” can be a bit awkward. After a couple of seconds of silence, I usually find there’s a flood of questions as people are keen to demystify what pensions involve.”