If you don’t meet the criteria to be enrolled when your employer starts enrolling workers, you won’t be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. You will be known as an ‘entitled worker’. However, you may be able to join the pension scheme if you’d like, if you’re not already a member. Your employer can’t refuse your membership, however they don’t have to contribute if you earn:
- £6,032 or less a year
- £503 or less a month
- £116 or less a week.
If you meet the criteria at a later date, for example you reach age 22 or you start to earn more, and you’re not already a member, then your employer will automatically enrol you.