Business Support

Training Advisor

Training Advisors are responsible for managing the training function within an organisation.  This may include the planning, developing and delivering a variety of training courses and programmes to ensure that organisations are developing their staff and ensuring their competence in safety critical tasks. Training Advisors can be based in-house or externally if the service has been outsourced.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Manages the overall training function ensuring that a professional training and development service is provided
  • Plans, develops and delivers a variety of training courses and programmes for internal and external clients
  • Presents training to a variety of audiences with various levels of knowledge
  • Ensures that supporting training materials are appropriate for the audience and accurate
  • Ensures that competencies are assessed, where appropriate, and that appropriate certificates are provided to delegates in a timely manner
  • Ensures that mandatory refresher training certification is maintained where necessary
  • Ensures that appropriate facilities are available for the training event
  • Actively listening to delegates and responds to their queries
  • Facilitates relevant discussions on the subject matter
  • Ensures that knowledge is up to date and current and that all training materials are appropriate
  • Promotes available training courses and programmes to the Human Resources Department and Line Managers
  • Organises external specialist training companies to deliver training courses
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

Most medium and large sized companies will have a Training Department. Training is essential to the success of any organisation. With the focus on safety, Trainer's have a key role in ensuring that personnel are competent and safe to work in line with company and industry procedures. In addition external specialist training companies will also employ Training Advisors.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Managing people
  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Practical
  • Creativity
  • Working to deadlines
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Business related HNC/HND/BTEC or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a Training role
  • Good knowledge of training and development best practice
  • Strong IT skills including experience of using specialist HR / Training management software and systems
  • Good organisation/administration skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Employers might also look for:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in related topic
  • Strong IT Skills
  • Strong communication skills