Training and Development Manager

Personal Background Information

Training and Development Manager

David Barry, Training & Development Manager, Brandauer

PERSONAL VIEW

  • I think design and technology is a vital subject which should have a strong emphasis on practical, dexterity skills, utilising a variety of different materials i.e. metals etc.
  • An apprenticeship is a good route into business as it enables you to learn as you earn.  Should you prove to be a valuable resource to the company, investment in you to develop along an academic path could be available. With an apprenticeship the ‘sky is the limit’ regarding development and progression.
  • I enjoy the variety of tasks involved in my job and meeting new people.

 

MY JOB

Overview:

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.

Key Activities:

  • Assess employee training needs
  • design, develop and deliver variety of training across the business.

Personal skills

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.

 

FROM SCHOOL……..

At school I studied English, maths, technical drawing and chemistry.

…….TO WORK

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.