Learning and development managers handle the training and professional development of company employees
The Role
  • Identifying training and development needs within an organisation
  • Working closely with business managers and human resources (HR) departments
  • Designing and expanding training and development programmes
  • Managing budgets
  • Developing effective induction programmes
  • Conducting appraisals
  • Devising employee learning plans
  • Producing training materials
  • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees
  • Evaluating training and development of new staff
  • Helping line managers and trainers solve specific training problems
  • Keeping up to date with developments in training
  • Having an understanding of different learning techniques
  • Look for ways to grow and retain talent
  • Most full time positions are 40 hours a week
  • Newly trained learning and development managers can earn in the region of £20,000 and £25,000 per year
  • Trained with experience learning and development managers can earn in the region of £25,000 and £40,000
  • Senior, chartered or master learning and development managers can earn in the region of £40,000 an £65,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Qualifications & Training
Entry into learning and development is possible without a degree but relevant experience and skills will be necessary. Some people work their way up from roles such as assistant training officer or administration assistant. Other people who choose to go into this profession are graduates of university degrees and HNDs or have a Welsh NVQ/HNC or Scottish equivalent SNVQ. Business-related subjects or courses in human resources are useful. Those with a masters degree or diploma recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will have a better chance of gaining employment. To become a training and development officer, you often need to have gained three or four years experience in a related junior role.