Learning & development

When it comes to staff, we want to ensure that you are satisfied with your work and with your progression – that's why we do everything we can to provide you with the training, mentoring and accreditation needed to take you to the next stage of your career.

Training

At AKT II we pride ourselves on attracting and recruiting highly competent engineers and technicians. We are able to offer our staff an environment which allows them to develop their knowledge and experience. This is done through exciting and rewarding project work and continuing professional development.

Equally, we enjoy a high level of staff retention, reflective of the conditions that we have striven to create. Our senior staff base has grown up with the company, which means that the ideals we established at the outset have been passed on to the next generation.

We invest in training for all staff - not only our graduates - via internal and external courses. We also encourage sharing of knowledge and ideas through after-work talks, where our staff present projects to Directors and their colleagues.

Continuing Professional Development

AKT II has an active CPD programme. CPD requirements are assessed by our Engineer’s Forum, which meets monthly with our MD to discuss training requirements. Individual team members maintain up-to-date training records, which include details of all courses, seminars and CPD events attended. Most of our CPD training is certificated and carried out in-house. All Engineers become trained in our core software packages for design and analysis.

The CAD Technicians’ training programme involves development of skills set from 2D to 3D and rendering in both Microstation and Autodesk Revit CAD software programmes. This investment coupled with technical supervision and senior technical leadership ensures high staff productivity.

Chartership

Engineering graduates are provided training to achieve Chartered Membership of either ICE or IStructE. AKT II operates an ICE Approved Training Scheme.

Buddies & mentors

Each new AKT II employee is assigned a ‘buddy’ who can help during the first few weeks. A buddy is typically someone sitting nearby who will make you feel welcome by showing you around, introducing you to colleagues and generally be a point of contact to answer questions and to chat to.

Where applicable, technical staff are additionally assigned a ‘mentor’ who will provide professional support.

Membership fees

The Company will reimburse the cost of professional membership fees payable to recognised institutions or professional bodies where such membership is directly related to the business of the Company or relevant to your position.