A Training and Development Officer identifies staff training needs and implement the appropriate training to ensure they have all of the skills to do their job. They design and help deliver training programmes to individuals or groups of employees and will ensure that employees receive all statutory required training for their job role. This could be working for a Training company that provides a service to other organisations or in the training department of a specific organisation.
Training & Development professionals utilise different resources and methodologies to best suit the needs of the client, their staff or to meet legislative requirements or overcome logistical issues. This could involve designing and distributing printed material, involvement in face to face training or implementing e-learning or cloud-based solutions.
- begin as an assistant in a human resources (HR) or training department and work your way up from there
- move into training from another job within an organisation and then study for training qualifications - organisations sometimes look to offer internal training or help to fund certification
- access this role through an apprenticeship
- Although not essential, a degree in a subject that covers business studies, management, training or personnel might be helpful
You could move into this job from a teaching role
- good communication and interpersonal skills
- the ability to inspire and motivate others
- good problem solving abilities
- negotiation skills
- creativity and the ability to come up with new ideas
- good organisational and planning skills
- a personal commitment for keeping up to date with new legislation, training methods and technology
£22,000 to £40,000