Talent & Development Specialist

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Talent & Development Specialist

£26,000- £30,000 per annum

Our client, based on the outskirts of Reading, who distribute leading IT brands is looking for an L&D specialist to join their expanding team. This renowned company has had phenomenal success in the last year and are growing leaps and bounds. A great culture and a superb package await the lucky candidate.

Salary £26-£30k plus car allowance and amazing benefits. Full time, permanent position.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implement and develop relevant in-house training courses including stakeholder management, prep of materials, manuals and literature
  • Manage partner training to ensure optimum results
  • Support the annual Learning Needs Analysis process
  • Measuring return on investment following all training interventions
  • Ability to work independently and integrate within the teams you support
  • Ownership of training materials for all Training Programs
  • Maintain curriculum development processes and procedures as well as collaborate and communicate with key stakeholders to compile skills gap feedback and identify learning requirements
  • Support apprentices as required
  • Work with key stakeholders and SME’s to develop & deliver a robust sales induction and the continuous growth of staff
  • Creating & maintaining training manuals
  • Design & Deliver technical IT training as needed
  • Monitor completion of journey workbooks and review with line managers
  • Manage sales floor assessments and on-job coaching
  • Ensuring training matrix is up to date
  • Review vendor training content & requests to ensure fit for purpose
  • Create eLearning
  • Sign off on-the-job competency assessments
  • Deliver virtual learning sessions for group-wide availability for sales academy/skills academy
  • Reviewing objectives and preparing strategic plans for relevant business units
  • Creating a training plan to support common development themes
  • Review mapping of skills matrix to the needs of the business
  • Working in partnership with BU’s to identify the value of training directly to business outputs
  • Monitor knowledge retention statistics and plan strategies depending on skills gaps
  • Create & distribute quarterly training reports for Group L&D Manager, sales managers and product managers
  • Support the new starter process by ensuring training manuals, and checklists are completed
  • Facilitate on-job competency assessments of new starters
  • Ensure training room is fit for purpose prior to all training events
  • Pick up ad-hoc duties to cover for holidays and/or absence
  • Review vendor content & training to ensure its fit for purpose
  • This is not an exhaustive list, other ad hoc duties and projects as required


  • Quick to respond to changing environments
  • Accurate, methodical with excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills at all levels
  • Flexible, with the ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Team player and able to work independently
  • Happy to deal with routine
  • Proactive and innovative
  • Ability to be assertive when needed
  • Willingness to travel to other sites
  • Drive, commitment and self-motivation in abundance
  • Strong IT skills – including databases, word, excel, email, internet, PowerPoint
  • Experience designing training initiatives across multiple topics
  • Experience working in a training environment
  • Confidence in communicating at all levels and groups of people
  • Excellent organisational skills

If you fit the profile and interested in this amazing opportunity to join a leading organisation please apply.


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