Apprentice training managers help to establish, manage, and assess an organisation’s training strategy. They identify training and development needs to improve business loyalty and drive suitable training programmes.
Training managers collaborate across departments to educate employees on their specialised verticals and the company’s larger needs. Training managers often come from business, leadership, human resources, development, and education backgrounds.
Training managers are in charge of enhancing employees’ skills, performance, productivity, and work quality.
Throughout your apprenticeship, you may help:
- develop training plans and materials
- work with external providers to create specialist courses
- set up and monitor coaching and mentoring schemes
- manage and lead a training team
- assess the impact of training programmes
- write reports and keep records up to date.
- Starting salaries for an apprentice is £25,000 per year.
- Experienced training mangers can earn up to £45,000 per year.
You will typically work 37 to 39 hours per week, including evenings and weekends attending events or appointments.
You could work at a training centre, at a conference centre or in an office.
Qualifications you can achieve as an apprentice training manager include:
- Level 5 Learning and Development Consultant and Business Partner – Entry requirements for this level include 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship. This qualification will take 18 months to complete.
On a training manager apprenticeship, you’ll learn:
- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- leadership skills
- business management skills
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- customer service skills
- to be flexible and open to change
- the ability to learn through your work
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently.
Career path and progression
With experience, you could:
- become a freelance trainer or coaching consultant
- move into human resources management
- teach in further education if you train more.