Ian Elliott transcript

This year, we’ve focused on continuing to create the conditions for all of our people to thrive.

Our aim has been to give our people security and support, alongside opportunities for growth, and the resources and experiences they need to make a meaningful difference for our clients.

From adding chronic condition and neurodiversity support to our private medical benefit, to launching a new discounted shopping platform and introducing a more flexible approach to pension contributions, we’ve continued to invest in benefits, alongside financial reward and promotions at all grades. 

Our people told us they’d value more support for parents and carers, so we invested in enhanced leave policies and more funded back up care too. 

And as energy prices and the cost of living rose, we made targeted winter payments of up to £1,500 to around half of our people - in addition to our investments in pay and bonuses. 

Alongside the Empowered Flexibility that we offer all year round, we also offered ‘Summer Working Hours’ where it suited our clients and teams. And we made it easier for more of our people to temporarily work overseas for personal reasons. 

We’ve been clear in our expectation of everyone to spend time in our offices or at a client site each week - and we’ve seen first-hand the benefits this brings for learning, coaching, and the differentiated experience we provide for our clients.

PwC is a place where people come to learn and grow. From upskilling on climate change and building knowledge on GenAI, to our flagship leadership programmes and international secondments - we’re equipping our people with the experiences and training they need to lead and inspire teams to solve our clients’ most pressing problems.

Diversity of thought, perspectives and skills is more important than ever, so we’ve taken further action to broaden access into our industry.

A highlight was removing our 2:1 degree classification requirement to help advance social mobility. We also visited a wider range of universities than ever before, and we were proud to be recognised as a top five apprenticeship employer.

We welcomed more students on paid work experience via our diversity programmes than in previous years and, as we continue to focus on enablement, we’ve embarked upon a new partnership with 10,000 Able Interns.

As always, our greatest measure of success is the feedback we receive from our people. And we were delighted to see an overall engagement score of 79% in our annual staff survey - just 1% lower than last year’s record. But we’re not complacent. Next year offers us another opportunity to make this an even better place to work.

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