Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Wales' leading training provider
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  • Contact
    • Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street, 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
All managers attend a five-day, ILM-accredited management development programme covering a wide range of management and leadership skills and behaviours, increasing the knowledge of managers whilst enabling them to reflect on their existing traits and practice.
My Team
My Team
To mark their 30th anniversary, ACT planned an all-expenses-paid ‘Street Food Shindig’ for all staff members and their families. The head office car park was transformed, with a giant tent decorated with festival lighting, a bar, food trucks and entertainment.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
ACT introduced a formal staff volunteering policy earlier this year, which gives every member of staff the opportunity to take four paid days off work per year in order to undertake volunteering opportunities.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

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

  • 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

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

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  • Staff Turnover:


  • Male : Female:

    29% / 71%

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  • Earning £35,000+:


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