Training officer Training and development officer
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Training officers organise training for staff within organisations.
1. Entry requirements
- start as an assistant in a human resources (HR) or training department and work your way up
- move into training from another job within an organisation and then study for training qualifications
- get into this job through an apprenticeship
You could move into this job from teaching.
2. Skills required
- the ability to work with staff at all levels
- excellent spoken and written communication skills
- organisational skills
- planning and time management skills
- presentation skills
- the ability to encourage and motivate people
- negotiating and influencing skills
- the ability to write clear reports and keep accurate records
- IT skills
3. What you'll do
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- identifying individual and organisational training needs through staff appraisals and meetings with managers
- designing, delivering and assessing training programmes
- creating training materials
- monitoring trainees’ progress
- developing appraisal schemes to match organisation needs
- making sure training is cost-effective and within budget
Starter: £15,000 to £20,000 (training assistant)
Experienced: £20,000 to £30,000
Highly Experienced: up to £35,000
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environmentYou’ll usually work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You may work additional hours if you’re involved in residential courses, workshops, or if your organisation operates a shift system.
You’ll be office-based, but may travel between sites or to training venues like hotels or conference centres.
6. Career path and progressionWith experience, you could become a senior training officer or training manager.
You could also become a freelance trainer or consultant.
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Last updated: 13 September 2018