At PwC our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems.
Our ambition is to work with organisations to create a fair and sustainable future for the UK, underpinned by a thriving economy. Improving our skills base is critical to increasing prosperity in the UK, as well as delivering considerable benefits to society as a whole.
While skills requirements will always be changing, businesses can ensure their people are equipped to adapt.
In response to this PwC has made a US$3bn commitment to upskilling. This will primarily be invested in training our people, and in technologies for supporting clients and communities.
Digital Fitness App
We have made our Digital Fitness App available for free, anywhere in the world until July 2021. The app helps an individual build skills to develop their own “digital fitness”, through a personalised curriculum. People can read, watch or listen to the content, which covers 60 different topics, exposing users to all types of emerging technologies.
Tech She Can
Tech She Can and Tech We Can is a programme designed to encourage women and girls to pursue technology-related careers. To realise this vision, PwC UK has, to-date, partnered with over 100 organisations that have signed onto the Tech She Can Charter and pledged to work together to engage more girls in tech.
Upskilling the world’s Youth with Unicef
This collaboration represents an important milestone in PwC’s New world. New skills. journey and builds on PwC’s existing community ambition to help maximise the potential of 15 million people, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and social and micro enterprises by 2022.
The Hive Hacker programme works with primary school pupils in Northern Ireland with the aim to inspire and teach six to eleven year olds about computer coding and technology - not just as end users, but as potential designers and creators of applications and solutions - by giving pupils and their school teachers skills in the basics of computer coding.
The Social Entrepreneurs Club
Our commitment to social entrepreneurs across the UK.
PwC’s Social Entrepreneurs Club is a UK-wide network that shares the skills of our people with ambitious social entrepreneurs to help them tackle society’s most important problems and drive social and environmental change. We have created a network of over 250 social entrepreneurs who are offered mentoring, coaching, networking and skills development designed to help them develop and grow their businesses and impact.