The Training Officer manages the learning and professional development of NAO’s workforce. The training gives staff the understanding, practical skills and motivation to carry out particular work-related tasks. The training may be ongoing or long-term and helps to improve the employees’ skills so that they can fulfill their potention within the NAO.

The nature of the training and development includes the following:

  • identifying training and development needs through job analysis, appraisal schemes and regular consultation with Assistant Auditors General, managers and Manager, Human Resources;
  • designing and developing training and development programmes based on both the NAO’s and the individual's needs;
  • working in a team to produce programmes that are satisfactory to all relevant parties, such as Assistant Auditors General,  managers, and senior management;
  • developing effective induction programmes and individual learning plans;
  • producing training materials for in-house courses;
  • managing the delivery of training and development programmes and, in a more senior role, devising a training strategy for the NAO and ensuring that statutory training requirements are met;
  • monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees through questionnaires and discussions with Assistant Auditors General and managers;
  • evaluating training and development programmes;
  • amending and revising programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to the changes that occur in the work environment;