ACT Training

To make a positive difference to people’s lives by providing excellent learning programmes.
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http://www.acttraining.org.uk

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ACT Training uses social media to consistently shout about its achievements as a leading employer. Positive stories about the work it does, how it makes a difference to people's lives and the culture and benefits of working for the company are shared.

The aim is to attract new staff to the company, which provides a wide range of training, including apprenticeships and adult employability courses. It recently produced a recruitment video featuring ACT staff discussing what they love about working for the business and the many benefits, opportunities and support they receive. It was also widely shared online.

The initiatives have led to to the company gaining many followers who are waiting for the right role to become available, creating a pipeline of talent for the future.

ACT Training's founder left school at 15 with no qualifications, yet now leads a company with more than 360 staff and income of about £32 million a year. Andrew Cooksley wants to help learners avoid the multiple jobs and false starts he had before founding the Cardiff-based company in 1988.

The company seeks the best possible outcomes for each of its learners, while aiming to be a "brilliant place to work". It knows its success depends on all of its people being happy and having everything they need to work to the best of their ability. ACT holds an Investors in People Platinum accreditation, which is awarded to only the top 2% of companies assessed.

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Leadership

87% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Leaders at ACT have been proactive in communicating and engaging with staff over the past 18 months. Weekly communications range from company updates, news, charity reports and feel-good stories, celebrating what staff have been up to at work and within their communities. Leaders also consult staff on big developments and plans for delivering new programmes.
My Company

88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The company aims to gain an Investors in Diversity accreditation with the National Centre for Diversity. It has formed an advisory group to ensure that the voices of staff among the business's diverse community are heard. An action plan has been developed to make sure the organisation meets the criteria for the award.
Giving Something Back

88% of staff agreed

This organisation is keen to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds

In response to staff survey data, ACT has continued its mission to become a more environmentally responsible business. It has installed two more electric vehicle charge points at its head office, taking the number on site to four. They are well used and are free, to encourage staff to change to greener transport.
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87% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Leaders at ACT have been proactive in communicating and engaging with staff over the past 18 months. Weekly communications range from company updates, news, charity reports and feel-good stories, celebrating what staff have been up to at work and within their communities. Leaders also consult staff on big developments and plans for delivering new programmes.
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88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The company aims to gain an Investors in Diversity accreditation with the National Centre for Diversity. It has formed an advisory group to ensure that the voices of staff among the business's diverse community are heard. An action plan has been developed to make sure the organisation meets the criteria for the award.
Giving Something Back
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88% of staff agreed

This organisation is keen to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds

In response to staff survey data, ACT has continued its mission to become a more environmentally responsible business. It has installed two more electric vehicle charge points at its head office, taking the number on site to four. They are well used and are free, to encourage staff to change to greener transport.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1988
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
40
Employee average age
23% : 77%
Male : Female employee ratio
6%
Employees earning £35k+
13%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
Staff happiness and engagement is one of ACT’s strategic aims and is the key to our success. ACT goes the extra mile to ensure teams feels supported, empowered and recognised for the incredible work they do every day. We have a strong focus on wellbeing and a well-established coaching culture throughout the organisation. This enables staff to come up with their own solutions to problems and they have the freedom and autonomy to do the right thing for learners.

Richard Spear, Managing Director

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