In Summary - Staff Trainer
Staff Trainers typically work in the following Career Sectors:
Videos on the Web
- Staff Trainer- from: Youtube Search
- Employment & Training Manager - from: iCould [UK] Video
- Employment & Training Officer - from: icould [UK] Video
- Head of Learning and Teaching - from: icould [UK] Video
- Head of Training and Professional Development - from: iCould [UK] Video
- Skills Trainer and Consultant - from: iCould [UK] Video
- Teaching & Learning Development - from: icould [UK] Video
- Training Coordinator - from: icould [UK] Video
The Work - Staff Trainer
Training officers identify training needs, and plan and organise training programmes. They match the skills, abilities and ambitions of employees with an organisation's present and future staffing requirements. Once training needs have been identified, the training officer evaluates the most cost effective and appropriate way to meet them. They often negotiate with training providers so they can select the most suitable training. Training officers monitor training programmes while they are in progress and evaluate them by asking the trainees for their views.
Trainees may include school leavers starting their first job, graduates needing specialist training, and experienced employees being prepared for managerial roles. The training officer often plans programmes to help existing staff to develop and expand their range of skills or to learn how to use new equipment.
Often, training officers do not provide the training themselves; this may be the job of a supervisor or trainer.
Most commonly reported Work Tasks
- Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
- Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
- Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
- Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
- Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.
- Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
- Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts.
- Design, plan, organize and direct orientation and training for employees or customers of industrial or commercial establishment.
- Monitor training costs to ensure budget is not exceeded, and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
- Select and assign instructors to conduct training.
Most commonly reported Work Activities
- Training and Teaching Others Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
- Coaching and Developing Others Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
- Getting Information Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
- Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
- Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
- Thinking Creatively Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Interests - Staff Trainer
This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
As a training officer, you will need to be able to communicate and negotiate well. You will need organisational ability to set objectives, meet deadlines plan ahead with a good knowledge of the business. You will also need a high standard of English and an understanding of statistics. Computer literacy is essential for planning and organising training programmes.
Entry Requirements - Staff Trainer
Pay & Salary - Staff Trainer
Salary Range (thousands per year)* 21k - 120k
Training Specialist: 35 - 60
Training / Development Officer / Co-Ordinator: 21 - 35
Technical Trainer: 35 - 60
Training Manager: 36 - 80
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT STAFF
Head/Director of Learning & Development: 50 - 120
Learning & Development Manager: 35 - 80
Sigmar / CPL / Hudson / Lincoln
Last Updated: March, 2017
* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.