Training managers arrange and run training programmes in organisations.
1. Entry requirements
You’ll usually need experience as a training officer.
A degree or postgraduate qualification in business studies, human resources or communications might be useful.
Other qualifications which may help are:
- training qualifications offered by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
- qualifications in teaching or lecturing in further education (FE)
- skills assessor or verifier awards
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
2. Skills required
- the ability to relate to staff at all levels
- excellent communication and negotiating skills
- the ability to coach people and give constructive feedback
- presentation skills
- IT skills
3. What you'll do
You’ll design and coordinate training that covers your organisation's present and future needs.
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- identifying priorities and drawing up training plans
- producing training materials
- working with external providers to develop specialist courses
- managing and leading a team
- updating training records
- writing reports, keeping records, and working within budgetsmaking sure training is cost-effective
In a smaller organisation you may also deliver some of the training.
Starter: £18,000 to £22,000
Experienced: £30,000 to £40,000
Highly Experienced: £45,000 or more
These figures are a guide
5. Working hours, patterns and environmentYou’ll usually work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You may need to be flexible, to cover things like residential courses or workshops, or work shifts.
You’ll be office-based, but may travel between company sites or to training venues like hotels or conference centres.
6. Career path and progressionWith experience and contacts, you could become a freelance trainer or consultant.
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Last updated: 08 December 2016