Training officers organise training for staff within companies.

What does a training officer do?

Training officers organise training for different types of staff members within an organisation. This can involve delivering training personally, or arranging events through colleagues or external providers, such as colleges. This role could include:

  • identifying individual and company training needs through staff appraisals and meetings with managers
  • teamwork to design, deliver and assess training programmes
  • producing training materials, including e-learning where suitable
  • designing induction training and monitoring the development of trainees
  • developing appraisal schemes to match company goals
  • revising programmes to meet company changes or statutory requirements
  • making sure training is cost-effective and within budget

You could be responsible for a particular area of work such as management development or health and safety.

What do I need to do to become a training officer?

You may be able to start in this job through an apprenticeship scheme. You will need to check which schemes are available in your area.

Another route is to begin as an assistant in a human resources (HR) or training department.

You could also move into training from another job within a company and then study for training qualifications.

For some jobs you could have an advantage with a degree covering business studies, management, training or personnel.

Related skills

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • IT
  • Literacy
  • Organisation
  • Time management

Desirable qualifications

  • A degree in business studies, management, training or personnel

Where to find out more

Where could I be working?

You would be office-based, but may be expected to travel between company sites or to training venues , such as hotels or conference centres. 

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