We were invited to volunteer with PwC as part of their social mobility programme New World. New Skills. The New World. New skills programme invites schools nationally to experience the world of work, to help to develop confidence and aspirations in their students.
PwC want the very best people to want to join them, and believe that the best people must reflect the widest range of society. They want to make sure that everyone has access to work, regardless of their background, where they are from, and whatever their education route.
Students were able to come into the offices and speak to volunteers and hear their journeys and learn about their pathways into their career. This helps to opens the minds of the students and opens their world to the opportunities that are available to them.
Volunteers facilitated three activities that were designed to simulate the world of work for a younger audience.
The activities focused on gaining new employability skills. They are developing and setting their goals, and then they’ll come to our offices where they do a consulting challenge.
Feedback from PwC
Thank you for being part of the New World, New Skills schools programme. The Social Mobility team really appreciates the time you have volunteered to support us to deliver our schools programme to around 1500 students from low socio-economic backgrounds in the UK. You have helped develop skills such as teamwork and communication in young people; and opened the eyes of students to new possibilities. In sharing your story of your journey to PwC you have been a role model to young people. You have shown leadership in directing the school students through challenging tasks. You have shown communication in preparing the day with other volunteers from across the business.PwC | New World. New Skills – Schools series