Social mobility

Inclusion, Community, Advocacy

As a major employer, we believe we can play a positive role in increasing social mobility through our recruitment, development and progression, community and advocacy activities.

Our aim is to:

  • lead by example as an employer and be recognised as an inclusive organisation where people from all backgrounds are able to work, develop and succeed

  • use our skills and resources to enable people from disadvantaged backgrounds across the UK to make the most of their potential, whether at PwC or elsewhere.

"We believe that someone’s talent and determination should decide how far they progress in their career. Unfortunately, we know that this isn’t always the case and too many people are held back because of where they grew up, where they went to school or what their parents did for a living. That is wrong. As one of the leading employers in the UK, we have a responsibility and an opportunity to try to put that right."

Kevin Ellis, Senior Partner, PwC UK  

Our social mobility strategy


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  • Supporting social mobility within disadvantaged communities.
  • Deliver volunteering programmes for our people to support this.
  • Recent community engagement activities include:
    • Hosting over 1,000 years 7-9 (or equivalent) students in our offices across the UK for our Spring Schools Series
    • Engaging with over 2500 students from 50 schools across the UK to develop their essential skills and boost employability as part of One Firm One Day
    • Hosting over 230 students on paid work experience ring fenced for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds

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  • .Advocate the importance of increased social mobility and the impact of our strategy and actions to both our internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with others and use our influence to achieve the multiplier effect.
  • Recent advocacy activities include:
    • Continuing our support of the UK Social Mobility Awards
    • Continuing and growing our support for the Social Mobility Foundation’s campaigning arm - the Department for Opportunity
    • Sharing ‘social mobility stories’ of our people internally and externally 
    • Continuing to grow and develop our Social Mobility Network



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Hollie Crompton

Social Mobility Lead, PwC United Kingdom

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