Welcome to Ensign
We have a plan.
(And it's a good one.)

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Want to get the most from your pension plan?

Steer a course this way if you’re a current member or think we may be a good fit for your employer.

For those we know and those we’d like to know…

Our employer area is brimming with information about Ensign and how we can help you and your employees.

What is The Plan?


  • Some of the lowest management charges in the industry
  • A carefully chosen range of investment options
  • All profits go back into the Plan
  • Less red tape for employers


  • Experienced Trustee Board
  • Master Trust Assurance
  • Highly skilled Executive Team and world-class partners
  • Trusted by around 80 employers (and counting)


  • Choice for members over when and how to take benefits
  • Accepts transfers from other pension schemes
  • Ability to increase your voluntary contributions
  • Keep the same pension pot, whether you move, leave or return


  • Not-for-profit, which means no shareholders to pay
  • Easy-to-use tools at your fingertips
  • Always with member interests in mind
  • Tailored financial advice and guidance (starting in 2018/19 scheme year)
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The Benefits - Why Ensign?

Good Governance

The scheme has good communications and is run by a trustee board with a significant track record in pensions and the maritime industry.

Ensign received its Master Trust Authorisation from The Pensions Regulator in September 2019. This status ensures that our scheme meets the highest standards.

Flexible Retirement Benefits

The Plan gives members flexibility and choice in how they receive their retirement benefits, allowing them to take cash, buy an annuity, or draw down income over a number of years.

Low Cost

As a ‘not for profit’ scheme, the Plan offers annual management charges that are well below those offered by most competitor schemes.

Online Tools

Members have access to a secure online portal allowing them to keep up-to-date with their contribution levels and investment returns, view Plan information and documents, and use tools to help plan for retirement.

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Latest News

Notification Of Update To The Ensign Privacy Notice


Notification Of Update To The Ensign Privacy Notice

The Ensign Privacy Notice has been updated predominantly to reflect the transition of the executive services from Ensign Pensions to…

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Impact of Coronavirus on Ensign


Impact of Coronavirus on Ensign

Naturally there are concerns about the impact of the Coronavirus on Ensign, particularly the impact of recent market instability on…

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The maritime industry works hard to attract the next generation with exciting career opportunities and the very best employee benefits. Ensign is deservedly the go-to auto-enrolment compliant pensions provider for our industry. We provide the careers, they provide the pensions.

~ Bryan Hampson – Director, AW Crewing Services Limited

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