Accreditation of company training schemes (ACTS)
We offer an accreditation system for company training schemes to guide employees aiming to become chartered physicists and engineers.
A note about ACTS
If you are looking to take your first steps on the road to a long and rewarding career in physics or engineering, then a good place to start would be a company graduate training scheme. Designed to provide all the Initial Professional Development that a graduate needs to build upon the competences and knowledge gained throughout their education, a graduate training scheme aims to create a clear pathway for early career physicists and engineers to achieve their full potential.
An Institute of Physics accredited training scheme has been peer-reviewed by a panel of Chartered Physicists and Engineers and certified as providing all the training and opportunities required for a graduate to develop the competences and experience needed to apply for Chartership. This seal of approval demonstrates that the scheme in question:
- Is focused on developing you as an all-round professional
- Ensures you develop a wide range of competences/experience
- Utilises expert benchmarking and the sharing of best practice
For a scheme to qualify for accreditation it needs to offer all the required support for graduates seeking Chartership. It will need to provide each graduate with a suitably trained mentor and a wide range of training and development opportunities, and it will have a strong track record in supporting all round personal development. This results in an organisation-wide culture of development plus the establishment of strong career prospects, whether that’s within the organisation or elsewhere, should you choose to move on.
Should you have any queries please contact Evan Rodden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial Professional Development
A – Knowledge and understanding
B – Design and development of processes, systems, services and products
C – Responsibility, management or leadership
D – Communication and inter-personal skills
E – Professional commitment