PwC and UCD join forces to develop tomorrow’s talent
From left: Feargal O’Rourke, managing partner, PwC; Susan Kilty, people partner, PwC; and Prof Andrew J Deeks, president, UCD. Image: Maxwells

PwC and UCD join forces to develop tomorrow’s talent

21 Feb 201720 Shares

PwC and UCD have developed a strategic partnership to foster education and talent, shaping tomorrow’s graduate.

In what has been described as a “substantial” investment over seven years, PwC and University College Dublin (UCD) are partnering to develop the next generation of careers.

The partnership focuses on three areas: education and talent development; thought leadership and innovation; and corporate social responsibility.

‘This partnership will play a key role in the furtherance of talent and skills development for our business’
– FEARGAL O’ROURKE

PwC managing partner Feargal O’Rourke said that UCD is at the forefront of worldwide education.

Thought leadership on the future of graduates

“Excellence in everything we do is central to both our brands,” said O’Rourke.

“As one of Ireland’s largest employers of graduates, PwC has a huge focus on developing key talent to ensure that our clients get the best advice and our people can be the best they can be.

“This partnership will play a key role in the furtherance of talent and skills development for our business,” O’Rourke said.

The arrangement involves collaboration on the support of leadership development of high-performance, high-potential talent.

This will involve the development of internship programmes, mentoring and academic programmes, as well as joint research and promoting equality in education and wellness.

“Working together, UCD, Ireland’s largest university, and PwC, Ireland’s largest professional services firm, can make great strides in the areas of education and talent development; thought leadership and innovation; and corporate social responsibility.”

John Kennedy
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