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Upskilling Reporting Award 2021

Part of our Building Public Trust Awards programme

The PwC Building Public Trust Award for Upskilling Reporting, recognises UK based organisations who are leading the way and clearly articulating why and how they are upskilling their people and communities. 

The rise of automation and new technologies has increased productivity, but has also resulted in a stark mismatch between the skills we have and the skills we need for  jobs at the heart of our economy, now and in the future. COVID-19 has accelerated these trends, widened disparities and demonstrated the need to create more inclusive and sustainable economies.

Upskilling people around the world has never been more important. According to recent research, half of all employees will need to reskill by 2025 to remain employable. Equally important are nurturing aspirations and developing life-long skills to keep people resilient and adaptable to change. 

The Upskilling Reporting Award will shine a light on the organisations that are driving change. We will review their upskilling plans, their leadership approach and the integration of their plans into the wider organisational strategy. Our goal is to identify the organisations that are driving the most innovative change — not just those investing the most capital.

To enter, applicants must state how they demonstrate upskilling in their organisation in 1,000 words or less, submitting qualitative and quantitative evidence to support their application. 

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Awards Criteria

Specific areas we will focus on in our review will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessing need
  • Measuring impact
  • Building interventions
  • Rewarding and sharing success.

See the full list of criteria

Shortlisting and judging

A panel of subject matter experts from PwC will agree a shortlist of ten entries initially and then three finalists. These finalists will then be considered by an independent judging panel.

Application period

The award opens from 9:00am on Monday 17 May 2021 and the application window closes on Friday 9 July 2021 (applications must be submitted by 5.00pm).


All UK-based organisations are invited to self-nominate for this award.

Contact us

Fiona Camenzuli

Fiona Camenzuli

People & Organisation Network Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7739 876723

Juliet Stuttard

Juliet Stuttard

Director, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7711 898452

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