Karen S works in Sterile Services at Addenbrookes Hospital, a department responsible for the cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation of medical equipment. She returned to work after having four children "It was scary, because I was used to spending days how I wanted to spend the day. Taking the children to the paddling pool, playing with Play Doh, painting things like that... Because I have achieved it's given me more confidence in myself."
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Vocational and industrial trainers provide instruction in manual, manipulative and other vocational skills and advise on, plan and organise vocational instruction within industrial, commercial and other establishments.
No formal educational qualifications are required for entry, although most entrants have qualified in some other area of work and will require a Certificate in Training Practice. Professional qualifications are available from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. NVQs/SVQs in Training and Development are available at Levels 3, 4 and 5.
- Assesses training requirements and prepares lectures, demonstrations and study aids
- Supervises trainee development, assists trainees with difficulties and prepares regular progress reports on each trainee for management
- Arranges work experience and instructional visits for trainees
- Plans curriculum and rota of staff duties and updates or amends them in light of developments
- Advises on training programmes and discusses progress or problems with staff and trainees
- Devises general and specialised training courses in response to particular needs.
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