Activity spotlight – The Credera Academy

Activity spotlight – The Credera Academy

Posted 8th April 2024

This blog is the first in a series which showcases some of the fantastic activities which members of Social Value UK are conducting to generate a positive social impact.

In this blog, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the work of one of our organisational members, Credera, and their flagship social value initiative the Credera Academy. Credera are a global consultancy with expertise in data, ecommerce, artificial intelligence, experience design, and management consulting.

The Credera Academy is a skills-based initiative aimed at 16-18 year olds, delivered in a school setting. Guided by Credera’s staff, students experience a series of interactive workshops crafted to equip them with the tools and knowledge to thrive in the workplace.

The workshops are provided to schools entirely free of cost, providing students with a window into the world of consultancy – a career path they may not have previously considered or even knew existed.

Credera Academy workshops cover a broad range of topics, from crafting a great CV from scratch, to understanding how to confidently navigate a job interview. Students are provided with insights and practical activities every step of the way. There’s an emphasis on “soft skills”, too, such as communication skills, collaboration, and critical thinking – skills applicable to any industry the student may choose to start a career in.

Through interactive activities and case study scenarios based on real-world consultancy projects, students have the opportunity to use and improve their problem-solving and decision-making skills – essential competencies for any aspiring professional.

The impact of Credera Academy workshops extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. As a member of Social Value UK’s movement, Credera are deeply committed to driving positive social change through their activities. By providing students from all backgrounds access to these workshops and experiences, Credera are helping to unlock the potential of young people as they move from education and into the world of work.

Case study questions

Could you tell us briefly about your organisation?

Credera, a global consulting firm, combines transformational consulting capabilities, deep industry knowledge, and AI and technology expertise to deliver valuable customer experiences and accelerated growth across a broad range of industries worldwide. 

Our one-of-a-kind, global boutique approach means we provide our clients with tailored solutions unique to their organisation that can scale due to our extensive footprint.

As a values-led organisation, our mission is to make an extraordinary impact on our clients, our people, and our community.

We believe this approach allows us to work with and transform the most influential brands and organisations in the world, from strategy through to execution. Visit us at

What social needs/problems is the Credera Academy aimed at solving?

The Consulting Academy is a skills-based initiative founded on the principles of social mobility. The Academy seeks to bridge the gap between people from disadvantaged backgrounds and secure, prosperous employment with the added benefit of contributing to workplace inclusivity.

How has it been developed?

Credera have worked closely with an Education Consultant, and taken onboard feedback from staff and students at their partnership schools, to create a structured curriculum and set of learning objectives based around a series of workshops, helping students to develop relevant business skills that are core to a consultant but are also transferrable across many different work settings.

What outputs have been achieved?

30+ Crederians have been trained as facilitators and the Credera Consulting Academy has reached over 500 students in Leeds, Newcastle, London, Jersey and Monmouthshire; with further sessions planned throughout 2024.

How does this benefit your organisation in the short term?

Running this initiative enables our people to be a force for good in the communities within which we work.

How does this benefit your organisation in the long term?

Running this initiative will allow us to evidence meaningful positive social impact in underprivileged areas and contribute to ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background.

Do you have any stories from individual young people who you’ve helped that you could share?

  • “They have made me feel better prepared and less anxious about the working world.”
  • “It has shown me how to be more confident and how to structure my interview.”
  • “I’m now aware of the importance of soft skills, transferable skills and how to take initiative during an interview.”
  • “It has inspired me to look at more career paths.”

Is your organisation also working to generate positive social impact? If so, learn more about Social Value UK’s mission here, and consider joining our movement.