Collins McNicholas

Training & Development Specialist with 5 years’ proven experience in the development and implementation of training and plans.  Manufacturing background an advantage.


  • Work closely with the senior management team to analyse, design, develop and implement training and development programs to support business requirements and improve performance at individual, team and site level
  • Identify requirements to ensure that management, leaders and top talent, develop capabilities to succeed in line with business objectives
  • Develop an annual training and development plan to assist in meeting business objectives
  • Support the continuous improvement of training and development programs by keeping up to date with
  • best practice
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of all training programmes delivered to support the business
  • Provide guidance and input into operator training and delivery
  • Support succession planning for the business by pro-actively seeking opportunities to develop employee skillsets
  • and expertise through continuous professional development, internal and external training
  • Ensure all training criteria is clearly defined and adhered to
  • Manage all external training vendor relationships
  • Manage training objectives and all reporting relating to training activities
  • Manage the Performance Management Systems, and use this process to identify skills gaps, training requirements and
  • development needs for both teams and individuals
  • Liaise with managers/team leaders on all matters relating to training and development issues
  • Provide HR Manager with training and budget reports as requested
  • Maintain and develop database of training/education vendors and courses available
  • Support planning of training. Co-ordinate individual and group programmes, including logistical aspects, to achieve



  • Must have 5 years proven experience in the development and implementation of training and plans
  • IITD qualification or degree in training and development, human resources, or related discipline
  • Proven experience in working in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Self-motivated with excellent customer service and strong working/team building relationship skills
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations and training to a high standard
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience in identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091706712 or email



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