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The pension will almost certainly not be enough for you to retire on, so I wouldn’t join for that reason alone. Even those with a few years in are not expecting more than a slap up meal out of it. You need to spend 2 years in uniform to qualify and rack it up based upon the days done, I think at 1/70th of your pay, so for a Tom you’ll get about 70p a day towards it. After about 5 years on the scheme I was looking at approx £500. Better than a slap in the face but enough to pay for a week of a buxom nurse to wipe my arse and little more. It won’t kick in until the age of 60. More info below