Be a part of our culture and be rewarded

A place to learn

A place to learn

We are committed to developing your skills and potential at NPL.

We seek to stretch and grow the talents of all NPL employees, tailoring development to the needs of each individual. To acheive this, we offer a wide range of learning and career development for all employees, including support to achieve Chartered status with institutions such as the Institute of Physics and Royal Academy of Engineering.

Development support for you may include mentoring or coaching, attending technical and leadership skills development, and participating in the wealth of internal knowledge-sharing opportunities available.

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A place to thrive

A place to thrive

At NPL we recognise the importance of having fun. There is a thriving Sports and Social Club on site at the edge of Bushy Park, where you can take advantage of the natural beauty, cafes and events.

We also offer varied social experiences on and off site where there really is something for everyone, from mindfulness and yoga workshops to choir singing, LGBT+ Network, running clubs and a vibrant wine society - the range of activities to immerse yourself in is diverse.

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Benefits beyond everyday work

Life Assurance


Life cover equal to three times your annual basic salary at the time of death, subject to the rules of the scheme*.

* Amended from time to time

Pension Scheme


NPL will match your contribution up to and including 5%, if your contribution reaches 6% we will contribute 9%.

Flexible Working


Work-life balance is important to NPL, so an opportunity to explore flexible working options is open to you*.

* Subject to business requirements

Onsite Creche


On-site childcare in the form of a subsidised work place nursery*.

* Subject to waiting list

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Annual leave

Your annual leave entitlement will be 27 days per annum.

Interest Free Loans

Free loans

Up to £5k repaid over an agreed period for all permanent and fixed term employees - for season ticket loans, house purchase deposit and rental deposit.



The opportunity to exchange part of your salary in return for the lease of a bicycle.

Recognition Awards


We recognise outstanding behaviours and achievements.

Clubs and Activities

A host of clubs and activities

We have a thriving sports and social club, activities include: yoga, cricket, football, tennis and mindfulness. NPL even has its own wine society and a choir.

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  • Group Income Protection
  • 27 days paid holiday entitlement
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Workplace nursery
  • Care-4 childcare vouchers
  • Maternity and adoption leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Interest free loans
  • Weekly doctors and physiotheraphy clinic
  • Funding for PhDs and other postgraduate courses
  • Cycle scheme
  • Professional membership
  • Training
  • Secondments
  • Referral scheme
  • Recognition awards
  • Staff restaurant
  • Free car parking

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