New joiner form

Money Purchase 2003 (MP03) Section - application form

If you wish to join the MP03 Section of the Plan, please complete all sections of this form and press submit. On submission the form will go to Pearson People Services (PPS).

You will then receive an email confirming your submission.

If you have previously applied to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for pension protection, please contact the pensions team in the first instance.

Selecting your retirement age

The Plans normal retirement age is age 62. If you want to select a different retirement age please confirm your selected retirement age below. This can be at any age between the ages of 55 and 75.

Your member contributions

The minimum amount of contributions you must pay to be a member of the Plan is 3%.

The maximum contributions that you can pay are as follows:

Under age 30 - 5%
Between age 30 - 44 - 6%
45 years and over - 8%

This is the maximum amount that Pearson will double your contributions. If you want to pay more you can, these are known as additional voluntary contributions (AVCs) but these will not be matched by Pearson.

Please select your monthly contribution rate, which is expressed as a percentage of your pensionable salary, from the box below.

Investment allocation

Your Pension Pot will automatically be invested in the drawdown lifecycle option which invests in a set range of funds.

Alternatively, if you feel confident managing your own funds, you can choose the self-select option which has a range of funds for you to invest in. You can do so by accessing the ‘Update investments’ function available on the Aviva membersite at

To find out more about investments and what you can invest in, watch our animation on Investments then check out 'how my money grows' on the Pearson pension website.

Your member declaration

I apply for membership to the Money Purchase 2003 section of The Pearson Pension Plan and I agree to be bound by the Trust Deed & Rules. I also authorise the deduction of the appropriate member contributions from my pensionable pay. I confirm that I have not been granted Fixed Protection by HMRC.

Data Protection

The Trustee, as the controller under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, uses certain personal information about you to (amongst other reasons) communicate with you and administer your benefits in the Plan. Your information is shared with the Plan's administrators, other providers of services to us, and public bodies such as Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. For more detailed information on how we use and disclose your information, the protections we apply, the legal bases we rely on and your data protection rights, please see our privacy notice. If you would like a copy of our privacy notice to be sent to you, please contact the pensions helpline.

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