Committed to ensuring people with disabilities thrive
At PwC, we’ve been working towards a leading approach on disability employment in Australia, creating a workplace and culture which enables all our people with disability to identify and reach their full potential.
We recognise the role we play in shifting attitudes and creating equal employment opportunities for people with disability, and are committed to increasing awareness and inclusion within the firm and on a wider scale.
In 2015, we became the first professional services firm to lodge an Access and Inclusion plan with the Australian Human Rights Commission. We are gold members of the Australian Network on Disability and have a number of innovative initiatives in place to help remove barriers and transform the experience of people with disability within the firm.
We encourage people with disability to apply and gain employment through our mainstream recruitment pathways and have worked to ensure all processes are accessible. As a firm, we also actively seek to employ people with disability through specialist programs, working with organisations such as Specialisterne Australia and The Australian Network on Disability, and through partnerships with Federal and State Governments employment campaigns.
Mental health support
We are proactive in addressing mental health with a strategy in place for ongoing workshops, workplace support and a network of mental health first aid officers. We provide support through our CARE (Coaching, Advice, Resilience and Empowerment) program, which is available to all staff and their immediate families.
In-house clinical services
All our people have access to in-house Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Psychology services through the Health and Wellness team for assessment and case management services.
Workplace Adjustment policy
We have implemented a centralised process for workplace adjustment requests during both recruitment and employment. We are also leading the way in creating accessible work environments that go beyond Disability Discrimination Act requirements.
National employee-led Network ([email protected])
We have a network that connects and supports people with disability, and those who care for someone with disability to help drive positive cultural change.
Disability awareness training
We provide training sessions to our people so they can become ‘disability confident’ and learn more about inclusive behaviours and language when working with people with disability.
Informal and formal flexible work arrangements are possible as part of our ‘All Roles Flex’ policy. Our people have the opportunity to work flexibly and in a way that works best for both themselves and their clients.
‘Dress for your Day’ policy
With no dress code in place, we embrace individual difference and trust our people to wear what they feel is appropriate and comfortable for the type of work they do in their day.