Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Wales' leading training provider
  • Year established:
    1988
  • Website:
    http://www.acttraining.org.uk
  • Contact
    • ACT, Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF24 5ET

About ACT Training

ACT are a training provider based in Cardiff, Wales, that helps people over the age of 16 to reach their full potential. Whether it’s providing traineeships, apprenticeships or employability training, their aim is always the same: to make a difference to people’s lives by providing excellent learning programmes.

Last year alone, the company helped more than 6,500 young people achieve their career ambitions, worked alongside 700 businesses and recruited 75 young apprentices for employers.

The core values that sit at the heart of the business include having a ‘can do’ attitude, taking pride in exceeding people’s expectations, raising people’s aspirations, having fun and showing deep respect for individuals.

ACT Training was established in 1988 and are led by chief executive officer Andrew Cooksley, who has an open-door policy and engages with employees as much as possible. For example, he attends all new staff inductions once a month and encourages messages, emails and drop-ins from any member of staff who has concerns about anything work-related.


What is it like to work for ACT Training

My Manager
My Manager
The company recently launched the ACT Management Academy - an internal, 5-day programme that every manager is expected to attend. But that’s not all - staff who want extra support can arrange one-to-one coaching sessions with the company’s award-winning ILM Leadership and Management Trainer, Chris Hughes.
My Team
My Team
Every year, managers are given a budget to arrange their own unique team building activity during work time. This means staff are regularly out and about at Escape Rooms, volunteering at various charities and chilling in country pubs following a long walk.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
ACT rewards employees who help the company achieve their vision of making a positive difference to people’s lives. Colleagues are regularly nominated for external awards, taken on away days to celebrate their success and put forward for their internal ‘superstar star member award’.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    12

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Male : Female:

    28% / 72%

  • Average Age:

    32

  • Staff:

    394

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

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