Looking beyond traditional skills

Becoming a technology-enabled innovator

Taking on tomorrow’s technologies today

To secure future growth, PwC invests heavily in technology. From the tax and audit services of the future to transformational consulting, from Blockchain to augmented reality, we’re implementing a strategy to meet the long-term needs of our stakeholders and the career aspirations of our people.

We’re rethinking our role in terms of how we can secure the trust that these sorts of solutions require in the complex world of tomorrow, which will be very different from the environment we operate in today.

While there are many uncertainties, we know our place will be next to our clients, facing challenges together and being on hand to support them even when the going gets tough.

Looking beyond traditional roles

Our aspiration to be a ‘technology-enabled innovator’ means that we increasingly recruit people from non-traditional backgrounds, especially in areas like data analytics, cybersecurity and digital transformation. We already have people working with us with degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and plan to extend this group in the coming years.

Speaking the language of business

Alongside STEM expertise, we look for people who can also speak the language of business and explain the potential value of different technologies to clients. Offering the opportunity to do both is proving to make us an attractive prospective employer for some STEM students.

Targeting tomorrow’s technologists

Recruiting these profiles in the market takes many forms, including annual ‘Technology playdate’ events to which we invite students with an interest in forensics, digital transformation, cybersecurity and other emerging technologies to meet our experts and find out what a career with PwC is all about.

 

“I have a degree in mechanical engineering, specialising in aeronautics, which is not an often found profile at PwC. I like that I can combine my industrial expertise in operational excellence with consulting, to work with clients from Strategy through Execution, and help them manage the issues they face in implementing new technologies.”

Johan Van der Straeten, Senior Manager Operations Consulting
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