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Starting off as a trainer

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I have been in Management for over 10 years. As part of my management duties I have done a lot of training with staff.

I now feel more passionate about training and would like to become a full time Trainer.

Is there any such positions in Training companies as a TRAINEE
TRAINER. If there is could someone tell me how to locate these positions as I am a very passionate, ambitious, hard working person, trying to find a way into becoming a full time trainer.

Thanks,

Richard Ordman
Richard Ordman

3 Responses

  1. A couple of suggestions you may be able to use in your current r
    When I worked in industry we used secondments and a role of “Support Trainer” to help staff develop their training skills and experience and allow people to make sure training was really for them.

    Secondments into the training function I think are self explanatory.

    Support Trainers were a group of people who volunteered to run and develop certain courses. They had the support of an experienced trainer.

    Again the idea was to help them develop skills and experince whilst still doing their “proper day job”.

    I don’t know if these are ideas you could introduce to your company. If you would like any more information about this please feel free to drop me an email. My email address is [email protected]

  2. Anything is possible
    Sounds a bit like my history, having been managingteams of tech experts andthen deciding 10 years ago that training and mentoring was something that I should do.

    Now that you know you want to do training, the thing is to sell that as your capability, and the jobs out there may be more in focus when you look at them.

    Maybe talking to HR departments is the place to look, and possibly look at some of the smaller HR consultancies that work on training programs for people development.

    One thing maybe worth looking at is local colleges and do some sort of training that fits your skills. Then you can test the waters with an unfamiliar audience, and build up your own presentation persona before doing it in corporate life.

    My story was that I was going for a technical maangers job 10 years ago, but it did not suit, and the headhunter noticed that I had done some training, and by coincidence and wantingto do it I fell into a job of training sales people. Something I had never done before, but turns out that the skills I had worked better in sales than in tech training. So maybe consider a slight skew on whatever it is you have been training in the past.

    Best of luck

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