It's time to get started Get your FREE personalised staging date schedule within 48 hours, just complete our short form. You should allow plenty of time to prepare for auto enrolment. We recommend starting at least 12 months before your staging date. The first thing you need to do is to confirm your staging date, so you can starting planning. Even if you think you know your staging date, it’s a good idea to double check. You can find your PAYE reference on a P6/P9 coding notice or on your P30BC yellow payslip booklet. An example of a PAYE reference is 912 / AB1234C.