Technical Trainer

Technical Trainers help employees develop technical skills. They can be hired as freelancers or permanent employees that help shape your training culture and strategy.

Technical Trainer interview questions

Your next team-player will have a bachelor’s degree in their field of expertise and will be highly knowledgeable and experienced. They’ll be organized, patient communicators with great listening skills and a passion for training, plus they’ll have a curious, analytical mind and will ask questions about your training needs, requirements and objectives.

Top tips: 

  • Look for qualified candidates: Most trainers keep up-to-date with certification, so look out for those with qualifications behind them. 
  • Look for technical know-how: Ask your candidates to explain technical concepts to see how they cope explaining complex technical theory. 
  • Set an assignment: Ask them to develop a brief technical presentation so you can assess their skills first-hand.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem solving interview questions

  • How do you communicate the value of a training program?
  • How would you handle a trainee who showed less technical ability than the rest of the group?
  • How would you identify the organization’s training needs?
  • What would you do if someone in your team was uncooperative? 
  • What techniques would you use to keep a training session on topic?

Role-specific interview questions

  • Tech training vs. non-tech training: How do they differ?
  • Which is your top topic to teach? Can you explain it briefly?
  • How would you design a technical training/workshop/webinar?
  • How does tech help you teach?
  • How would you measure a training program’s success?
  • How do you keep up-to-date with tech/training trends? 

Behavioral interview questions

  • Describe a time you had to deal with different types of learners in a class.
  • Explain a time you used a practical demo to teach something.
  • Have you ever helped a company enhance its technological efficiency?
  • Have you ever had a conflict with a manager/trainer about a training program?
  • How do you cope with negative feedback?

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