PwC in Saudi Arabia welcomed 104 new graduates to its offices in the Kingdom. Part of a larger pool of 322, the new graduates are part of those who joined PwC across its 12 offices in the Middle East, as part of the firm’s continued confidence to invest in the region.
With the Kingdom ushering in a new era of change and a strong focus on nurturing and developing its local talent, this year’s PwC graduate intake, a record of 100% Saudi nationals, is a testament to the efforts already underway. PwC aims to play its part in bringing the Kingdom’s 2030 vision to life and contribute to the local economy as it is investing in local talent has always been and promises to always be a key priority for the firm since its launch in the Kingdom over 40 years ago.
PwC KSA Country Senior Leader, Riad Al Najjar, said in a statement, “With the ever-changing trends shaping our region - from technological breakthroughs all the way through to demographic, socioeconomic shifts, resource scarcity among others; helping the communities in which we live and work to navigate these waves and help solve their most important problems has always been part of our DNA as a firm. We are also extremely proud of the fact that almost 35% of our new grads are women — our desire to help build the future female leaders of tomorrow continues to be a key priority for our firm. I look forward to welcoming our new joiners as they embark on their journey with PwC.”
Riad Al Najjar
PwC Middle East People Partner, Emma Campbell also stated, “At PwC, we are proud to provide the opportunity for graduates to be themselves, to work on their individual growth and to unlock their potential by offering them a fulfilling career and a rewarding professional journey within the firm. Technology, automation and artificial intelligence are disrupting how we work in this rapidly changing world; yet human intervention is always needed to help us achieve our purpose. The skills that make us uniquely human matter most as It’s our ‘human difference’ that sets us apart - this is why we reflect on our strategy centered around attracting, retaining and nurturing the best talent out there. We are committed to developing young talent and to pave the way for the leaders of tomorrow as part of our continued confidence to invest in the region.”
PwC’s annual graduate induction programme is a flagship event for the firm in the Middle East where every year, it brings in a record number of graduates to join its Middle East offices.