The PwC Professional

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We are growing leaders at all levels who can build trust in society and solve important problems. That’s why building a people experience like no other differentiates us from our competitors. A critical piece of our leadership development experience is our global career progression framework, the PwC Professional.


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Informed by direct feedback from clients and key stakeholders, the PwC Professional is a single set of expectations across our organization that clearly identifies the attributes and behaviors our people need to build trust in society, provide insight and advice to help our clients and enable us to better understand their needs and challenges. Our development approach emphasizes frequent, informal feedback against these principles to maximize strengths, quickly close gaps and drive learning in real-time throughout the year. It centers on giving our people the skills to deliver the highest technical quality, enhance credibility and forge and sustain high-quality professional relationships. All our staff are recruited, developed and managed against the PwC Professional’s five attributes for leadership.

Whether you're an experienced professional, just starting out in your career or changing career direction, we’ll look for you to provide examples of how you've demonstrated The PwC Professional attributes throughout your academic studies, extra-curricular activities, hobbies, work experience, or any part-time or full-time jobs you’ve held. Here are some points to consider when discussing your background.

The PwC Professional dimensions:


We need you to lead yourself and others, regardless of your level, by making a real difference in the work you do. This means delivering results in a responsible, authentic, resilient, inclusive and passionate way.

  • Do you learn from your experiences and take the time to develop your personal approach to work?
  • Do you lead others to be the best they can be, whether you’re part of a team or leading one?
  • Do you act with integrity and uphold professional standards at all times?


You’ll bring business knowledge and awareness, or have a willingness to learn about business, and can bring innovation, and fresh thinking, to create distinctive value for our clients and PwC.

  • How do you keep up-to-date with business and industry trends?
  • Do you consider all facts and think broadly about data when making recommendations?
  • Do you see opportunities within changing business environments which can add value?

In your role you apply a range of technical capabilities to deliver quality and value for our clients and PwC.

  • Do you maintain professional standards and always produce high quality work?
  • How do you build and maintain your technical expertise and knowledge?
  • Do you share your knowledge to deliver insights with others?

In a continually complex and changing world, you’ll need to operate and collaborate effectively, with a mind-set that transcends geographic and cultural boundaries.

  • Do you consider a broad range of perspectives in your thinking?
  • Do you embrace and see opportunity in change?
  • Can you bring fresh insights to our clients and PwC? 

You’re skilled at building relationships of high value which are genuine and rooted in trust.

  • Do you communicate with confidence?
  • Do you build and maintain strong and authentic relationships, within your professional network and develop new ones outside of it?
  • Are you passionate about providing exceptional services? 

Next steps

We recommend you start your interview preparation well in advance and consider how you can demonstrate each of the five attributes in The PwC Professional framework. Whatever the role, level or expertise you bring to PwC, we look for people who love making a difference wherever they can. 



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