Also known as
Learning and development manager and training and development manager. Broadly speaking, though, the core function of the role is very similar.
What is involved
You will be responsible for co-ordinating the organisation’s training, including the development, management and delivery of all the employees’ training needs. The size of the employer and the nature of the business will dictate how varied the role is, and the level of responsibility you have – something reflected in the salary range.
What you need to succeed
For such a position, it is essential that you have at least three years’ training and development experience. It would be advantageous if this was gained in an HR environment, but this is by no means an essential requirement. As with all HR roles, effective communication, interpersonal and IT skills are a must.
Very good. There may well be opportunities to move into senior management positions in the future, either within training or in a more generic HR capacity. There is also the possibility of lecturing, or the more lucrative option of consultancy work.