The skills we look for

It's important to us that you understand how you’ll be assessed during our recruitment process. You need to take personal responsibility for understanding what we look for in our future employees.


The PwC Professional leadership framework

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’. 

The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.

We know you’ll have different levels of experience depending on where you are in your career. So if you’re a graduate or school leaver, just starting out in your career, or perhaps you’re changing career direction, we’ll be looking for you to provide examples of how you've demonstrated The PwC Professional attributes through your academic studies, extra-curricular activities, hobbies, work experience, or any part-time or full-time jobs you may have held.

If you’re an experienced professional, we’ll be looking for you to provide examples from your career so far, using examples of how your career history aligns to The PwC Professional attributes, and how you can add value to the role you’ve applied to.

Here’s what we look for when assessing people against The PwC Professional leadership framework.

Whole leadership

We need you to lead yourself and others, regardless of your grade, 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 opportunities 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?

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Business acumen

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?

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Technical capabilities

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?

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Global acumen

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?

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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 business network and develop new ones outside of it?
  • Are you passionate about providing exceptional services?

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Next steps

We recommend you start your interview preparation well in advance and consider how you can demonstrate each of the five attributes from The PwC Professional framework. Whatever the role, grade or expertise you bring to PwC, we’ll be looking for people who love making a difference wherever they can, using their technical abilities, and brilliant business acumen. You should have a mind-set that is global, going beyond borders, and know how to build meaningful relationships. At PwC we’re all different, we're all PwC Professionals – all leaders. And we’re stronger together.