About Toppesfield

Toppesfield isn’t just about surfacing; it’s about our ToppTeam. Founded in 2004, we’ve grown into the UK’s largest independent surfacing contractor, delivering projects nationwide for clients throughout the UK and working across a wide range of sectors. Toppesfield is the first name in surfacing, no matter what the size, or location but our success isn’t just about numbers; it’s about our incredible team and our shared commitment to excellence.

At Toppesfield, our people are our strength. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, and it’s what sets us apart. Over the years, we’ve achieved remarkable milestones. We’ve created over 300 jobs, established seven offices nationally, and achieved an estimated turnover of £140 million. What truly makes us proud is the unwavering quality of our work which has sustainable growth.

If you’re looking to be part of a company that values its people, promotes collaboration, and sets the industry standard, Toppesfield is your destination. Come be a part of our success story.

Job Types: Full time, permanent

Salary: Competitive

Location: Ipswich

Key Responsibilities:

We’re seeking a highly motivated Training Manager to learn the development and growth of our training team. Reporting to the HR Director Training Manager will play a pivotal role in the design, development, implementation and delivery of training programmes to support our employees.

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the training function and team
  • Manage the coordination of all technical training ensuring all employees have skills cards, certification and competency to carry out their role
  • Design and implement robust training process to support the training function
  • Oversee and manage the companies e-learning and LMS platform
  • To manage internal and external expert training providers to design and deliver a comprehensive programme of technical and compliance training.
  • Design and develop training programs and materials tailored to the needs departments and the business
  • Design, deliver and develop effective, imaginative, compelling and cost-effective learning solutions for the organisation
  • Coordinate and deliver training sessions, workshops both in-person and virtually.
  • Identifying, creating and support the company in our apprenticeship programmes helping us utilise our levy
  • To work with the L and D administration team to provide an accurate record of technical training data that records technical skills and competence, using this data to identify skill gaps and providing a training needs analysis
  • Manage and coordinate company training programmes to include regular meetings with enrolled employees, ensuring mentorships meetings take place and managing the companies programme timeline
  • Collaborate with HR and departments to develop robust plans for the onboarding and training of new employees
  • Liaise with the management team to evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of our training to ensure a cycle of continuous improvement
  • Develop effective induction programmes for new staff, apprentices, and graduate trainees
  • Monitoring and assessing the effectiveness and success of training programmes

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Proficiency in scoping, developing, and delivering training to a diverse audience.
  • Experience developing and implementing training programmes
  • Knowledge of various training methods including coaching, workshops, classroom training, mentoring and e-learning programmes
  • Be willing to travel to support training delivery where necessary.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with clients, team members, and subcontractors.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor
  • Problem solving skills and analytical thinking

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer an attractive benefits package, including:

  • Generous Leave: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, annual leave buy and sell scheme, and years’ service entitlement increase.
  • People First Initiatives: Cycle to Work Scheme, Birthday Bonus, Discount Portal, and Company Social Events, Saving Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Family Focused: Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Access to support services for personal and professional wellbeing.
  • Performance Bonus: Eligibility for performance-based bonuses.
  • Employee Referral Scheme: Earn rewards for referring new ToppTeam members.
  • Employee Volunteering Programme: Opportunities to give back to the communities we work in.
  • Learning and Development: Continuous growth opportunities and training.
  • Supportive Culture: A collaborative working environment with opportunities for future progression.

Contact Toppesfield

Please email careers@toppesfield.com to ask a member of our team about working at Toppesfield or the opportunities that are currently available. We’re always happy to talk to potential candidates.