Photo: Hani Ashkar welcoming the graduates in the virtual induction event
- Arabic speakers account for almost 90% of this year’s intake; almost half are women and 40% are GCC nationals.
- PwC’s recruiters and L&D experts successfully onboarded all 294 new joiners virtually while working from home.
- PwC’s annual graduate induction program is a flagship event for the firm where every year it brings in a record number of graduates to join its Middle East offices.
Dubai, UAE – 4.10.2020: PwC Middle East welcomed 294 new graduates as part of its annual graduate intake. The graduates will join PwC’s ever-growing team of 6,000 people in 12 offices across the Middle East.
Commenting on the occasion, Hani Ashkar, PwC Middle East Senior Partner, noted: “Our graduates join us at a time where the skills needed to succeed are vastly different to what they were just six months ago. We’re committed to supporting our people through change and uncertainty, and our award winning digital upskilling programme, flexibility framework and the investments we’ve made in digital enable our purpose of solving important problems and building trust in society. We will continue to invest in our region and in the next generation of leaders.”
PwC Middle East Chief People Officer, Mona Abou Hana added: “We’re incredibly proud of our graduate intake and are committed to investing in and developing future talent to ensure we keep up with market demands and remain competitive in the new normal. We look forward to watching this year’s graduates grow as individuals in a supportive environment where their fresh perspectives will help drive impact for our clients, people and processes.”
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the graduates attended a virtual induction session, where they interacted with the Middle East Leadership team and received an overview of the firm and its strategy. PwC’s annual graduate induction programme is a flagship event for the firm in the Middle East where every year, it welcomes a record number of graduates to join its Middle East offices.