Insights on our social mobility journey

PwC UK ranked top employer in the Social Mobility Index 2023

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  • Insight
  • October 31, 2023

PwC has been ranked the UK’s number one employer for social mobility. We’re committed to doing more to improve social mobility - this report shares insights on our journey so far.


school students supported with workplace skills development


Outreach in 100% of social mobility cold spots in England. Students supported across all four UK nations


students have completed our New World New Skills Work Experience, only open to students from lower socio-economic backgrounds or schools with a higher than average proportion of students in receipt of free school meals


hours volunteered on social mobility outreach programmes by 1,468 PwC staff, during FY23

We’re delighted to be ranked the top employer in the Social Mobility Index 2023.

PwC is committed to supporting people of all backgrounds to succeed whether that’s at PwC or beyond.  That’s why we’ve expanded the routes people can take to join the firm, work with a wider range of schools, colleges and universities, and use our skills and resources to support our communities.

“Social mobility, or lack of social mobility, is not only a societal issue but an issue for business and the economy. We’ve seen first hand the benefits of improving the diversity of our workforce - and are committed to doing more. It’s positive to see so many employers enter the index as we can all learn from each other.”

Kevin Ellis, Senior Partner at PwC UK

Advancing social mobility is only possible through collaboration. This report shares insights and reflections through the voices of people we have worked at PwC and in organisations across the communities we serve. All are committed to creating a more level playing field for opportunity across the UK.  We all have a lot more to do.

“It’s welcome that employers like PwC continue to lead and share their progress on social mobility. Keep setting an example, speaking out and showing others the benefits of nurturing, harnessing and rewarding talent regardless of background.”

Sarah Atkinson, Chief Executive, The Social Mobility Foundation
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