Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1989
  • Website:
    http://www.acttraining.org.uk
  • Contact
    • A C T, Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, Caerdydd, United Kingdom, CF24 5ET

About ACT Training

ACT deliver a wide range of training to over 6,500 people a year including: apprenticeships, traineeships, 14-16 schools provision, commercial training and managed training services provision.

Founded in the late 1980's, the organisation's primary purpose is to make a positive difference to people's lives by providing excellent learning programmes.

ACT is continuously looking for new ways to recognise and reward their employees. They undertook a major review of staff salaries and benefits during the summer of 2017, which resulted in annual increases to salaries for all staff via a formal salary structure with annual incremental increases. The package also included a health care and death in service plan for all staff, improved work-life balance and increased employer pension contributions.

ACT are committed to enhancing and supporting the wellbeing of all its employees through a number of initiatives. They have an in-house counsellor who supports employees with issues that may be affecting their work and wellbeing. They promote a culture of coaching across ACT, where managers throughout the organisation are trained in coaching techniques enabling them to better support their employees and improve their wellbeing. They also introduced a wellbeing hub, a multi purpose space that houses the ACT wellbeing team and pod spaces for employees to work quietly alone or one to one with their learners.


What is it like to work for ACT Training

My Manager
My Manager
Managers attend a five day management development programme which is ILM accredited and they receive a certificate as part of a presentation day at the end of the programme. The programme covers a wide range of management and leadership skills and behaviours, and increases the knowledge of their managers whilst enabling them to reflect on their existing traits and practice. 
My Team
My Team
Every year managers are allocated a budget of £20 per person to arrange their own team building activity during work time. The manager has free rein to arrange something specific for their team and the choices are always very varied. 
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
ACT invites residential care home residents to centres on a quarterly basis for "Golden Oldie" events which include craft, singing, hair and beauty treatments and other entertainment. These events are run by learners at ACT who are training for careers in Care, Hairdressing, Beauty etc.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees after one year

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or 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 that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • Male : Female:

    27% / 73%

  • Staff:

    357

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • UK sites:

    8

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