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Training manager

Training managers arrange and run training programmes in organisations.

Salary, a pound sign Salary: £30,000 to £45,000 average per year
Hours, a clock face Hours: 35 to 40 per week

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:

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

2. Skills required

You’ll need:

  • 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.

4. Salary

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 environment

You’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 progression

With experience and contacts, you could become a freelance trainer or consultant.

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Last updated: 08 December 2016