David Barry, Training & Development Manager, Brandauer
My job is to determine the training and development needs of all individuals within the Company to meet the business strategic plan. I design, develop and deliver a range of training modules.
I am based within a front office but have to visit employees in all departments within the business. We only have one site and I work very closely with my fellow departmental managers and human resources team. I also work with external people and organisations such as trainers and training providers.
It’s important to have a keen mind to get to the bottom of what exactly the business needs from a training perspective and to maximise the time available to get the most effective and efficient results. I tend to work mostly on my own but rely on the experience of others for some technical input.
At school I studied English, maths, technical drawing and chemistry.
After school I took an engineering apprenticeship to become a toolmaker; was promoted to work study engineer and subsequently an industrial manufacturing engineer. I became a project leader for training, leading into a role as personnel officer then manager. I maintained HR manager status for 18 years before reverting to a part-time (3 days) training & development manager role. Over the years, I have gained qualifications including City & Guilds Full Tech Cert – HND Mechanical Engineering, CIPD, IOSH, MTM 1+2, TQM, NVQ Assessor (ENTRA), S&H Occupational Testing Licence, ILM Management Development L3, Six Sigma Green Belt.