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The PwC Professional is our global framework for defining and encouraging leadership at all levels

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The PwC Professional is the firm’s leadership development framework.

Regardless of the challenges and opportunities being faced, it supports each of us, and our development so that we can continue to thrive and grow, even in uncertain times.

The PwC Professional framework plays a significant role in outlining the capabilities needed by our people to flourish, learn and develop together as leaders at every level. The framework exists to support the development and career progression of our people, helping them to meet the expectations of our clients, colleagues and communities in today’s changing global marketplace.

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'The PwC Professional' is our global leadership development framework. It exists to support our people and their development and career progression, outlining the capabilities needed to thrive as purpose-led and values-driven leaders at every level.

Within the PwC Professional leadership development framework, there are five attributes:

Whole leadership

The ability to lead yourself and others to make a difference and create a positive impact in a responsible, authentic, resilient, inclusive and passionate manner.

  • Can you lead yourself?
  • Can you lead others?
  • Are you purpose-led and values driven?

Business acumen

The ability to bring business knowledge, innovation and insight to create distinctive value for clients and PwC.

  • Can you understand how business works and how it is rapidly changing?
  • Can you demonstrate analytical thinking?
  • Can you develop the business and create sustainable value?


Technical and digital

The ability to apply a range of technical, digital and other professional capabilities to deliver quality and value.

  • Can you adhere to quality standards and practices?
  • Can you engage productively in a digital world?
  • Can you continually develop your technical depth and breadth?

Global and inclusive

The ability to operate and collaborate effectively with a mindset that transcends boundaries and embraces diverse perspectives.

  • Can you demonstrate global and cultural curiosity?
  • Can you work effectively in different environments?
  • Can you leverage the power of the PwC network?


The ability to build relationships of high value which are genuine and meaningful.

  • Can you communicate with impact?

  • Can you build meaningful and authentic relationships?

  • Are you passionate about client service excellence?