IT trainers design and deliver computer courses. They work in the training departments of large organisations, and for IT training companies, colleges and universities. If you’re interested in IT and like the idea of showing people how to get the most from computers, this could be just the job you’re looking for.
To become an IT trainer, you’ll need knowledge of IT programs and systems. You’ll also need excellent spoken and written communication skills, and the ability to adapt to your learners’ abilities.
You can become an IT trainer in several ways. You’re likely to need qualifications in both IT and training/teaching.
There are so many environments and industry sectors that IT trainers work in the career opportunities open to them are substantial. If working in a large organisation career development may be an internal promotion to senior trainer or training manager. This would mean assuming strategic responsibility for training regimes within the organisation.
If working within a training company, career advancement may involve increased account management and business development responsibilities. It may also involve moving into more specialised areas of training.