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Interview Questions for Trainer Role


Will soon be back on the trainer jobs market due to an imminent re-location. Can anyone suggest any likely interview questions that may be asked for a trainer role and any good answers? Am a bit of out practice after several years in the same job and would appreciate any help.

Thanks a lot
Catherine Thornton

2 Responses

  1. Trainer Role Interviews

    On the whole the interview panel will base their questions on the person spec to ascertain whether you have the right skills and experience to do the job – all public sector organisations do this anyway. If you are not sent a copy during the application process (and this should include when going through an agency) you should ask for the job description and person spec so you can prepare for a potential interview. You should try to provide answers that really highlight your skills, abilities and experience and really sell yourself as the “best person for the job”. You need to get the balance right of not waffling on too long and just saying a few sentences. Good eye contact and positive body languages + smart dress also goes a long way adding to a confident manner. After all if you don’t tell the panel what you can do they won’t know. I am speaking from experience having spent many years recruiting staff at all levels. If you need any further advice give me a call on 07762 771290 or email

    Good luck.
    Sandra Beale MCIPD

  2. do your homework!
    make sure you read through the job description. you shouldn’t be asked anything that isn’t i there or the person spec. There won’t be any tricks, a good panel will want to get the best from you.
    I would always recommend visiting the key people in the organisation before the interview, if you can’t do this at least talk to them on the phone. You can find so much out from informal discussions. As an interviewer I would want to know that you can talk about different methods of learning and have thought about how you might measure the impact of your training.
    Good luck


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