As a major employer with deep roots in Leeds, PwC has a proud tradition of doing the right thing for our clients, our people and our communities. Our recent relocation to a state-of-the-art new office at Central Square, home to over 800 colleagues, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the city and our further growth ambitions.
We are dedicated to supporting the future growth of Leeds, reflected for example in a range of business growth and mentoring initiatives in which we lead or participate, such as our Leadership Development Programme, our Social Entrepreneur Network and our thought leadership and pro bono activities which are helping to grow the rapidly expanding digital sector in Leeds.
In line with the Council’s vision, social mobility is at the heart of our core values, where we continue to trail blaze across numerous initiatives, including:
• A range of measures to help increase the diversity of our recruitment, including our paid Business Placement Insight weeks for those still at school or college, our higher apprenticeship Head Start programme for school and college leavers, our Flying Start degree programme offering paid structured work placements and our mentoring schemes for local undergraduates;
• As one of the largest graduate employers, by removing UCAS scores as entry criteria for the majority of our graduate roles we have seen an improvement in the diversity of our graduate intake;
• A new technology degree apprenticeship, launched in partnership with the University of Leeds, to help give people from a broader range of backgrounds the chance to secure a career in technology; and
• A Back to Business returnship programme to help our people return to work after an extended break, for example after starting/raising a family.