It is impossible to overstate the importance of learning and development in a company, yet it is so often overlooked, resulting in people becoming disillusioned and seeking new employment when they stop progressing. The role of training director is a company’s assurance to both its employees and its own leadership, that they are committed to their development. That’s because training isn’t just about ensuring employees can do the jobs they are set; it’s also about letting them know they are appreciated, which in turn leads to retention.
A training director will therefore be involved with coming up with strategies for L&D, and making sure they bring their managers along with them. TDs cannot be expected to be involved too much in the hands-on training, so these relationships with the relevant managers will be essential, as will ensuring that they understand the training aims and strategies. They are also responsible for succession planning with line managers to ensure maximum productivity is maintained as promotions occur.
Communication is at the forefront of the training director’s skill set. Creating training strategies can be complex, and needs to be communicated succinctly – employees need to see achievable goals broken down clearly. You will also be required to liaise with internal and external suppliers, with communicating ideas to agencies taking on vital importance.
An ability to demonstrate that you have designed, implemented and fine-tuned L&D strategies will be a key asset for the would-be training director. This might not necessarily be at director level, although companies will clearly be looking for director material. An ability to report actions and findings and to work within the board structure effectively.
Cast UK is a specialist HR recruiter. We place great importance on long lasting relationships, which is why 70% of our business is repeat business.
Maintaining close relationships with clients & candidates alike is the best way to ensure employees are engaged and employers are satisfied.
Call us today on 0333 121 3345 if you’re looking for training director roles.
As the most populous region of England, the South East stretches from Oxford to Southampton and from Reading to Dover, comprising some parts of the Greater London Urban Area and a number of the Home Counties, such as Buckinghamshire , Kent and Surrey.
The largest city in the in the South East is Brighton and Hove, while towns like Chatham, Gillingham and Strood make up the Medway conurbation, which has a similar population.
Over the years, the area has been an important part of the UK's economy and has been a centre for innovation - from the Enigma machine and Alan Turing's breakthroughs in computer technology, through to the development of Britain's space programme at Westcott.
Those looking for Training Director jobs in the South East will have a range of options to consider, as the region is home to a number of large companies specialising in everything from car manufacture to pharmaceuticals, food and beverages to petrochemicals and packaging to retail.
The main branch of Amazon.co.uk is based in Slough, while other top-name brands in the South East include PepsiCo, Harley-Davidson UK, Vodafone, Hovis, Ben & Jerry's, Blackberry, Panasonic UK, HP UK, Virgin Media and ExxonMobil UK.
Of course, transport is also a major part of the South East's economy, with Gatwick Airport, South Eastern Rail and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the Port of Dover all important elements.
If you're looking for a new Training Director job in the South East, or elsewhere in the country, the team of regional experts at Cast UK can help you find the perfect position.
Our team of recruitment specialists have significant experience in filling vacancies in logistics , procurement and supply chain management, and we will work with you to find the right match for your skills and qualifications.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the South East or source a new job in the South East then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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