What does a Training Specialist do?

Training specialists design, develop, implement, and oversee training programs for businesses, organizations, and educational institutions. They identify the organization’s training and development needs and create entirely new initiatives or reform and improve existing programs. They may directly present training content or supervise trainers and other staff. They identify goals and desired outcomes, and establish assessment standards and benchmarks to evaluate the program’s success. They manage the production of guides, videos, and other supporting content. They commonly work in close collaboration with internal stakeholders and teams throughout the program development process.

Training specialists typically have a bachelor’s degree in a business or human relations field, and a background in HR, ideally in roles that involve developing training programs. These positions require excellent project management skills and an in-depth understanding of common business training techniques.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Training Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£35,650 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £36K
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Training Specialist Career Path

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Allstate IndiaAllstate India
Training + Enablement
31 May 2021

“No cons as such but i m looking for new opportunities and a good pay grade”

Life TimeLife Time
Training & Development Manager
30 Sep 2021

“Opportunity to grow as a trainer and be surrounded by some of the best in the industry”

Vitality UKVitality UK
Senior Training and Development Specialist
21 Sep 2021

“I have regained my work life balance and I really enjoy working for this company!”

Benjamin MooreBenjamin Moore
Training & Development
5 Jun 2020

“Everyone I met was really genuinely nice and made time to answer any questions I had.”

Cape AirCape Air
Cross Trained Agent
17 Nov 2021

“The job is great for anyone who is passionate about the industry and enjoys a consistent schedule.”

Alpha Delta PiAlpha Delta Pi
Leadership Consultant
18 Jan 2021

“Traveling around the country was a really cool opportunity and I learned so much from this job.”

Eton InstituteEton Institute
Corporate Training Coordinator
14 Oct 2020

“They offer you the best opportunity to work and enjoy it at the same time.”

University of British ColumbiaUniversity of British Columbia
Learning Specialist
18 Jan 2020

“It was a fantastic place to work and I loved the people I worked with.”

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