Become an Optimum Training Consultant

We’re looking for bright, inquisitive, approachable and self-motivated newly qualified teachers who have a passion for acquiring and sharing knowledge.

Starting with a structured training programme, to build core competencies, many skills are developed through hands-on experience.

With constant support, this means involving you with client projects as early as possible.

400,000+ End-users trained since 1998500,000+End users trained since 1998

94% Delivery satisfaction rating94%Delivery satisfaction

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500+ Clients trained globally650+Global clients trained

All about your new role...

Here are the specifics of the role...

For some newly qualified teachers, the reality of working in a school can make it challenging to realise their passion for sharing their knowledge and inspiring people.

Having invested a lot of time, energy, money and emotion in learning the key skills of teaching it can be hard to think about how these can be successfully redirected, while still teaching people useful skills, in a positive environment.

Optimum offers teachers, who want a change of direction, the opportunity to keep working on the key parts of the job they still enjoy in a rewarding, forward looking sector.

There is the chance to utilise newly developed skills, acquired during teacher training or as a school teacher, but entirely changing the audience, subject and environment. This enables people to stay in a teaching role while changing the focus, and in doing so, enhancing their working experience and making it more rewarding.

Deciding to leave teaching can be hard but the skills that make a teacher can be transferred to a role as a Training Consultant with Optimum.

As a training consultant at Optimum you will develop and deliver training on a variety of IT systems. You will gather information on the new system, and processes that people need to follow, and create training material that enables people to understand their new way of working.

Every client works in a unique way so Optimum creates tailored learning materials and session so that they align with the specific technology and processes involved on the project. By effectively showing people how to use the new IT system their confidence is increased and they are open to using the new technology.

Optimum consultants work in all sectors and interact with all levels of staff within an organisation. A training programme will have lots of elements so that each audience, within the business, is only learning what it relevant to them and will enable them to do their job. Optimum consultants work in teams on each project, clients can be based UK or internationally.

All the work you do will be bespoke to the client, providing new challenges and areas of interest on each project. You will receive professional development to get you up to speed in readiness for your first project.

Being part of a team of 20+ Optimum training consultants means you will receive ongoing mentoring and support throughout your time here. We have a track record of successfully working with ex-teachers who have chosen to leave the teaching profession, without losing their core skills.


Your role will entail the following:

  • You will learn and digest new system functionality and business processes, translating these in to a language that an end-user will understand to bring about change.
  • You will produce an array of learning documentation so written skills are imperative.  The types of material you would produce includes: Quick cards, Presentations, Lesson Plans, Reference guides, Video scripts, eLearning scripts, Lanyard/Z-card learning tools.
  • You will deliver classroom training, presentations and possibly record videos and eLearning.
  • You will provide at desk support to end users once system have been implemented.

Here is what we're looking for...

  • Have experience building working relationships
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Be capable of meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Be educated to degree level
  • Have a people focus and be able to work effectively and confidently with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Be independent and resilient, and happy with constant challenge and change
  • Be prepared to be occasionally based away from home during the working week depending on the client’s location – usually working a pattern of on/off-site
  • Be prepared to occasionally travel around the UK and Overseas
  • Be able to absorb detailed information quickly and effectively

Meet a few of the current team

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Lawrence

"In my opinion the variety is the best aspect of the job. You are never on one client doing one thing for too long which keeps the job interesting."

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Rob

“Having joined Optimum from teaching, I've quickly developed the necessary skills thanks to the great support from the experienced team.”

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Olivia

"Working at Optimum has given me a great insight into a variety of industries. You're given client responsibilities from the get go with lots of support."

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Patrick

"Working in teaching wasn't for me, so joining a professional training organisation such as Optimum was the natural step forward."

A few reasons to join the Optimum team

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A Great Package

We offer a generous salary and benefits package with regular reviews and progression.

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Global Travel

The opportunity to travel to a variety of different clients, across various industries, around the globe.

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Supportive Team

You’re not just a number. Our tight-knit, supportive team keep an eye out for one another.

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We're a Social Bunch

We offer a great work-life balance, with flexible working and regular social events.

A few of our 650+ global clients

We recently supported Dr. Martens

“As a project manager I would absolutely recommend Optimum as a training partner. They have fully-trained professionals who do commit and ultimately, go the extra mile.”

Rob Green – Dr. Martens

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