Our people are the heart of our organisation. More than 250,000 people in 158 countries working together to build trust and solve problems for clients and the communities in which we live and work. While we come from many different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life, what binds us together are our purpose, culture and values.
In FY18, PwC’s global headcount grew 6% to 250,930 people. We saw the largest headcount increases in Asia (14%) and Central and Eastern Europe (10%). The PwC network’s global presence remains strong with offices in 721 locations across 158 countries.
|Americas||FY18 - 71,222||FY17 - 70,982||Growth - 0%|
|Asia||FY18 - 68,963||FY17 - 60,255||Growth - 14%|
|Australasia and Pacific Islands||FY18 - 8,966||FY17 - 8,308||Growth - 8%|
|Central and Eastern Europe||FY18 - 11,538||FY17 - 10,451||Growth - 10%|
|Western Europe||FY18 - 75,151||FY17 - 72,265||Growth - 4%|
|Middle East and Africa||FY18 - 15,090||FY17 - 13,974||Growth - 8%|
|Total||FY18 - 250,930||FY17 - 236,235||Growth - 6%|
|Partners||FY18 - 11,404||FY17 - 11,181||FY16 - 10,830|
|Client service staff||FY18 - 200,853||FY17 - 188,090||FY16 - 177,182|
|Practice support staff||FY18 - 38,673||FY17 - 36,964||FY16 - 35,456|
|Total||FY18 - 250,930||FY17 - 236,235||FY16 - 223,468|
We invest in attracting talented people and offering them rewarding careers once they join. Globally, 64,776 people joined PwC firms around the world – including 27,016 graduates and 32,924 experienced professionals. This is testament to our continued attractiveness as an employer of choice.
|Graduates||FY18 - 27,016||FY17 - 28,238||FY16 - 26,780|
|Experienced professionals||FY18 - 32,924||FY17 - 25,982||FY16 - 26,430|
|Support staff||FY18 - 4,836||FY17 - 5,032||FY16 - 4,871|
|Total||FY18 - 64,776||FY17 - 59,252||FY16 - 58,081|
PwC is among the largest recruiters of graduates in the world. We are committed to attracting the best people to PwC and offering them exciting career and development opportunities so they can achieve their full potential and build a rewarding career.
Student surveys around the world confirm that PwC is one of the most attractive organisations for graduates. PwC firms hold the top position in a number of key countries as the most attractive employer.
As we continue to embed technology across the PwC network and digitise our services, we're increasingly looking for graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Student rankings also confirm that PwC firms are attractive to students pursuing a degree in engineering, IT or computer science.
|Rank in Big Four||Rank among all employers|
|Survey provider||Country||Student Audience||FY18||FY17||FY16||FY18||FY17||FY16|
|Universum||Hong Kong||Business Studies||2||2||2||10||8||9|
|Universum||South Africa||Business Studies||3||3||3||7||3||5|
|Universum||South Korea||Business Studies||1||*||1||18||*||19|
|Times Top 100 Graduate Employer of Choice||UK||Final year students, all degree subjects||1||1||1||1||1||1|
PwC's international mobility programme continues to be very extensive and the number of countries sending and/or receiving new long-term assignees increased by 10% in FY18. Our strategy continues to evolve to support client needs, drive business growth and create opportunities for our people to build global acumen and develop their careers.
PwC firms are increasingly leveraging different types of mobility, including one-way international transfers and short-term cross border commuting. The total number of new international assignments increased by 10%, from 2,740 in FY17 to 3,006 in FY18, with short-term international assignment activity in our Assurance practice contributing notably to this rise.
At 30 June 2018, 2,300 people were on long-term international assignments from 112 PwC firms around the world. Thirty-eight percent of them are women, an increase from 36% last year.
Every year, we ask our people how they feel about working at PwC. This year, a record 81% took part in our global survey – up from 77% in 2017.
At 74%, our global people engagement score remains largely on a par with last year (2017: 75%). This score reflects the extent to which employees feel passionate about their jobs and are committed to the organisation.
The vast majority of the 192,163 people who completed the survey told us that they are proud to work at PwC (81%), would recommend PwC as a great place to work (71%) and expect or plan to be working at PwC 12 months from now (72%).
This is driven in part by the many learning and development opportunities available here at PwC, with 77% of our people saying they can work on challenging assignments that contribute to their development.
But we know there is always more we can do to improve the experience of working at PwC. Making sure our people have a good work life balance remains a priority. Here we do need to work harder as only 65% of PwC people feel that the people they work for are considerate of their life outside work, which is not as high as we would like. That’s why we invest in programmes to help our people work flexibly and manage their energy and personal wellbeing so they can be their best selves at home and at work. Read about some of the everyday habits we’re encouraging our people to embrace.
|I am proud to work for PwC||FY18 - 81%||FY17 - 82%|
|I would recommend PwC as a great place to work||FY18 - 71%||FY17 - 72%|
|I expect to be working at PwC 12 months from now||FY18 - 72%||FY17 - 73%|
|I have the opportunity to work on challenging assignments that contribute to my development||FY18 - 77%||FY17 - 78%|
|The people I work for support and demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct||FY18 - 80%||FY17 - 80%|
|The people I work for are considerate of my life outside of work||FY18 - 65%||FY17 - 66%|
Director, Global Communications, PwC United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7803 974136