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Staff Trainer

Job Zone

Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

Related Experience
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, you may need to complete three - four years of college and work for several years in the career area to be considered qualified.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Job Zone Examples
Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

€21k > 120
Training
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€21 - 120
Related Information:
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
Data Source(s):
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.
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At a Glance... header image

Training officers identify staff training needs, and plan and organise suitable training programmes.


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The Work header image

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.


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.

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Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.

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Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.

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Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.

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Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.

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Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.

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Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts.

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Design, plan, organize and direct orientation and training for employees or customers of industrial or commercial establishment.

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Monitor training costs to ensure budget is not exceeded, and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.

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Select and assign instructors to conduct training.

Work Activities header image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Training and Teaching Others: Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Coaching and Developing Others: Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

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Scheduling Work and Activities: Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

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Provide Consultation and Advice to Others: Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

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Getting Information: Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Thinking Creatively: Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.


Knowledge header image

The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Education and Training: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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Communications and Media: Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

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Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

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Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Operations Analysis: Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

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Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Personal Qualitiesheader image

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.


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Go..Training and development officer/manager - from: GradIreland
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Organisation: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in Ireland
Address: Marine House,Clanwilliam Place, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 653 0400
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Organisation: IITD - Irish Institute of Training and Development
Address: 4, Sycamore House, Millenium Business Park, Naas, Co. Kildare
Tel: (045) 881 166
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