Pearson Life

We share a vision and a set of unique values that shape the way we think and behave. Our 24,000 employees work across 70 countries, and make change happen on a global scale.

Our commitment to improve learners’ lives extends to the lives of our own employees. We're determined that the experience of working at Pearson delivers value for our employees in meaningful ways.

Demonstrating and broadcasting this value is how we attract the brightest people with the most curious minds to join us, and it is what will encourage them to stay at Pearson and do their best work.

Culture and Values

Watch the video to find out about the shared culture and values at the heart of our company.


Make a measurable difference in the lives of learners everywhere.

Create positive, meaningful, and visible change in an industry that impacts millions of lives worldwide, and give your work profound meaning.

Shape the future of an ambitious company that is measurably raising the standards of learning and education globally through innovation.


Do the right thing for learners and colleagues.

Do brave, imaginative work and collaborate with passionate, supportive colleagues in a company committed to its values.

Take accountability and make the right decisions for learners, colleagues, and customers.


Always learn through change

Accelerate your personal growth by constantly learning, and doing stretching, innovative work in a transforming and dynamic business.

Take advantage of new career opportunities and directions by working on innovative new projects in a diverse environment.


Be trusted, empowered and supported.

Be trusted to take ownership of your performance and achieve your potential in an environment that is flexible, open, and empowering.

Improve how we work, thrive on challenge, and influence the success and direction of a changing global organisation.



Our 2020 Sustainability Plan

For Pearson, sustainability means using our core strengths as a learning company to help spread the benefits of quality education far and wide, while strengthening our business and upholding the highest standards of responsible business conduct.

By working at Pearson, you’ll be a part of developing products and services that can improve lives, expand economic opportunities, and build tolerance and understanding.

No matter what your role is, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of advancing our 2020 Sustainability Plan — a five-year vision to integrate social and environmental issues into every aspect of our business in order to drive growth and advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The plan is closely aligned with our corporate strategy and is driven by a set of material issues that are most important to our business and stakeholders.

As a Pearson employee, you will also have the opportunity to advance our 2020 Sustainability Plan by supporting local communities. We provide employees with a variety of ways to give back, including company-organized volunteering, paid days off to volunteer on your own, matching gifts, or participating in our partnership with Kiva by making loans to global entrepreneurs.

Employees can also be proud of our programs and partnerships with international and local organizations to expand access to high-quality education and learning around the world.

At Pearson we value the power of difference

Diversity & Inclusion

CEO John Fallon on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Who we are

We believe we are at our best when we harness the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee to foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world.

That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded in everything we do. We foster a work environment that is inclusive as well as diverse, where we respect our customers and learners, and where our people can be themselves.

How we do it

Our Diversity & Inclusion efforts are focused on three primary areas: our people, our culture, and our learners. We seek to:

  • Be broadly viewed as an inclusive employer of choice to attract the top talent.
  • Build a culture of innovation and learning where every perspective is valued and where we embed diversity & inclusion principles into all business processes & practices.
  • Build closer relationships with our customers and learners by ensuring that our people and products re ect who we are and whom we serve.
  • Contribute to the development of inclusive products, solutions, and services for our customers.

To find out more please view the 2016 D&I Annual Report here.

Employee Resource Groups

Pearson’s employee resource groups (ERGs) consist of self-selected colleagues across our business units and geographies who contribute to Pearson’s efforts to embed diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our business. The purpose of a Pearson ERG is two-fold: to provide the employees who join them with opportunities for networking, increased engagement, professional development, and mentorship, and also to contribute to Pearson’s business objectives. All ERGs have clear missions, charters, and by-laws and are approved and facilitated by the Global D&I team. Current ERGs at Pearson include:

Generation Pearson
Pearson Able
Pearson Bold
Pearson Latino Network
Pearson Parents
Pearson Spectrum
Pearson Veterans
Women in Learning & Leadership (WILL)