How to become a training manager: Matthew's story

Meet Matthew, 24, and find out about his life working as a senior PPC (pay per click) trainer at Mabo, a specialist digital marketing agency based in Middlesbrough. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.

"The more I get to do public speaking and the more events that I talk at, the more confident I've become, and the more I enjoy the occasion."

  • Matthew trains his colleagues in PPC – this stands for pay per click and is a way for business to bring customers to their websites
  • He uses maths to calculate costs and for data analysis and English for writing online adverts
  • Matthew uses skills in public speaking in his job when he delivers training sessions, and has even given a talk at a university.

What to expect if you want to be a training manager

Matthew delivers training sessions in PPC but training managers are required in a wide range of business to arrange and run training programmes.

  • Training manager salary: £30,000 to £45,000 per year
  • Training manager working hours: 37 to 39 hours per week
  • Typical entry requirements: There is no set entry route to become a training manager but you may find it useful to do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in Business Studies, Human Resources Management or Communications. You'll usually require two or three A-levels (or equivalent) for a degree. You may get into this role by doing a higher apprenticeship as a learning and development consultant. A background in teaching, lecturing in further education or as a skills assessor could be useful.

This information is a guide (sources: LMI for All, National Careers Service)

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