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Job Description

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.   

Entry Requirements

You could:

  • 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

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 teaching.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could become a senior training officer or training manager.

You could also become a freelance trainer or consultant.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Further education lecturer
  • Human resources officer
  • QCF assessor
  • Training manager

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • 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

Starting Salary

£15,000 to £35,000

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