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Development Budget Setting


I have recently taken up a new role as an L&D Manager within a Global FMCG company, having previously been in Telco's - the VP has asked me to try & benchmark what typical budget for training & development needs is allocated on a per head basis for first line to mid management tiers across the private sector. In former roles I never set quality budget planning against headcount as this was often subject to distortion & never truly reflected the needs of the business or the unit concerned, but I would be grateful for any metrics or data which people feel would reflect a "typical" budget per head for first to mid tier managers in the private sector.
David Bird

One Response

  1. Training spend per employee
    This has come up before. I won’t repeat everything but just refer you to
    This is a notoriously tricky item because of the different ways people calculate it. The CIPD survey suggests an average spend of £353 for organisations with 5-10,000 employees but only £73 for organisations over 10,000 employees. The overal average for private sector companies comes out at £273. But this is meaningless unless you know what is included. At best I think this represents the central cash spend on training courses. I suspect few people have included non-course activities, most devolved expenditure and non-cash items (such as the true cost of having an internal trainer run an event).
    Not much help I’m afraid – you may need to go back to the VP and suggest an alternative tack.


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