Vocational or industrial trainer/instructor

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.


  • Devises general and specialised training courses in response to particular needs.
  • Advises on training programmes and discusses progress or problems with staff and trainees.
  • Plans curriculum and rota of staff duties and updates or amends them in light of developments.
  • Arranges work experience and instructional visits for trainees.
  • Supervises trainee development, assists trainees with difficulties and prepares regular progress reports on each trainee for management.
  • Assesses training requirements and prepares lectures, demonstrations and study aids.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 19% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for vocational or industrial trainer/instructor is £25,974

4,388 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 4,388. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for vocational or industrial trainer/instructor roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £25,974 per year. That is about £2,165 per month or £13.32 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,240, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,264

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 4,388 people are employed in the region.

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