We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we advise some of the most successful organisations, entrepreneurs and private businesses.
Our culture is all about our people. The development of our people is key and though we're all driven by different aspirations, we share the same commitment to quality. The work we do is carried out to standards beyond best practice in an exciting environment where success thrives. The expert guidance, strategy and advice we offer our clients is all down to the people who work here.
By joining PwC, it's likely you'll join us with a number of other people. So, not only do you build very strong networks and make lasting friendships, but you're one part of a wider group going through the same experiences. Teamwork is very important in every piece of work we do, because we draw on everyone's knowledge and skills to ensure that all the work we deliver is of the highest quality. This means you'll work with some truly inspiring people, learn from them and, in turn, share your own insights - all contributing to the growth and success of your career and the organisation as a whole.
Our people are ambitious and want to develop their careers and move forward. This means that we're always looking for new challenges, want to be the leader in our chosen markets, and are ready to put in the extra effort to succeed. We always approach work professionally and deliver the highest possible quality of service to our clients.
Any client-driven organisation demands flexibility from its people. Sometimes you could be doing a lot of travelling to visit clients or spending longer than anticipated on a project to get things done. We offer a work-life balance toolkit from which you can choose support if you need it. The support on offer includes such things as career breaks, emergency childcare and survival workshops. We understand that achieving a healthy balance between building a successful career and enjoying life away from work is a high priority for all our people.
We go out of our way to give them the respect and recognition they deserve - which means offering stimulating work, investing in continuous professional development, ongoing coaching and constructive feedback, and by maintaining fair, transparent promotion processes.
Through our 'PwC in the Community' programme we have strategic relationships with many organisations, charities and schools within the communities where we operate. We encourage and support our people to participate in the programme and give their talents, expertise and time to help improve chances for long term employability, education achievement and the environment.
For further information about the range of activities we support, visit our PwC in the Community website
We believe that having a diverse group of people working together enhances our performance as a business. The collective skills, knowledge and background of our people are the strength behind our success.
PwC's diversity strategy recognises people's differences in terms of gender and ethnicity, social and educational background and individual personalities. We're committed to ensuring all our existing and potential staff, clients and suppliers are treated fairly and with respect, irrespective of their actual or assumed background including age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race (including nationality and national and ethnic origins), religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity and sexual orientation.
We also have strong People Networks within the organisation, including GALE for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender partners and staff, PwC Women, The Ethnic Forum, Parents and Faith Networks.
For more information on our diversity strategy, visit our Diversity website
Research tells us that graduates have high expectations. You want to work for the best organisations, which means great training, colleagues and remuneration. But we know that you're increasingly looking for an employer that goes beyond that, and takes environmental and social responsibility seriously, contributing to making the world a better place.
How this affects you
PwC’s corporate sustainability strategy involves both “doing the right thing” and “being a catalyst for change” and we provide a range of ways for you to get involved and be part of it.
There are plenty of ways to learn more about it. Some of you might work on projects relating to sustainability, and everyone can attend our sustainability events and training, or make use of our sustainability library. You can sign up to our Sustainability Blueprint programme or take advantage of our help for cyclists to minimise your own footprint. Or you could help create social change for disadvantaged people in the communities near our offices through our extensive volunteering programmes. We encourage everyone to be active, but you can do as little or as much as you like – the choice is yours.
Making a difference
We're also involved in some really exciting projects, that are pioneering change towards a more sustainable future.
In 2011 we opened our More London office. It's the only commercial building in the capital to have achieved the highest rating available by BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) – “Outstanding”! With super-efficient energy via a tri-generator fired on chip fat from our restaurants, paper towels made from old archive files and four eco-roofs, the building really is the best it can be. More than 2,650 people have came to visit in it's first year and learn about new standards in sustainable offices. And, of course, it makes for a great place for our people to work, too.
Taking advantage of a disused fire station next to our new office in London, we’ve created a social enterprise bar & bistro - ‘Brigade’. This unique venture brings together the public, private and charity sectors and aims to give homeless and vulnerable people catering skills, qualifications and work experience under the watchful eye of Simon Boyle, a former chef at the Savoy. Supporting the 'Beyond Food Foundation', which runs the programme, staff can get involved by mentoring the apprentices, or just use the bar - we’re reinvesting profits from Brigade back into our community programmes.
We’ve launched a Centre for Social Impact as well as a social entrepreneurs club, in conjunction with the 'School for Social Entrepreneurs' and offering training and support to creative people with a passion to change the world. Staff can get involved, by mentoring the entrepreneurs. Share your business knowledge or help articulate the social value of their vision. It’s a fantastic way to use your skills and learn about some fantastic new ventures.
From student mentoring to running workshops on employability, CV and interview skills, we support secondary schools across the country to help young people boost thier employability. Our one-to-one mentoring supported over 150 students last year across nine schools. You can get involved to inspire others – offering encouragement, or advice on the choice of GCSE and A-level subjects as well as on further education and career options.
Those are just some of the ways we're being greener and more responsible, collaborating for a better future. You can find out more about our wider corporate sustainability agenda, and watch video case on our Corporate Sustainability website.
Want to find out why last year was an exciting and transformational one for PwC – despite the turbulent economy? Or discover where we think our growth will come from? You might also want to learn how we plan to keep our clients competitive – and build on a client satisfaction score from last year?
Then dig a little deeper by visiting our annual report website. It’s full of in-depth information. Like how we recruit and develop the very best people; why we’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion; and how we’ve invested in a team that’s integrating sustainability into every single aspect of our operations – and those of our clients.
Get to know PwC even better. Visit our 2013 annual report website for more about what we do, how we measure ourselves and how we performed.