Carrington Business Park (www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk) don’t just provide great value offices to rent on short-term agreements in the Manchester area – they also offer superb training facilities ideal for small to medium-sized businesses.
Here are six tips for successful training – and how Carrington Business Park’s training facilities can help:
1. Isolate trainees from your everyday work
To ensure you have the undivided attention of your trainees, you should train as far away from their day job as possible. Using a room on your premises may be convenient, but it makes it all too easy for trainees to sneak away to check emails or voicemails.
Carrington Business Park has a wide range of training rooms on offer for rental on short-term agreements, providing the ideal training location away from your offices.
2. Choose a training room that’s the right size for the number of delegates attending
Hold your training session in a room that’s too large, and the emptiness could suck the atmosphere out of the room, making it hard to concentrate. Hold it in a room that’s too small, and your trainees will be uncomfortable and distracted.
Carrington Business Park has rooms of many different sizes to rent on flexible agreements. Whether you’re training as few as six or as many as 100, they’ll have a room to suit you.
3. Configure the room to suit your style of training
What format is your training taking? Is it a presentation? Discussion groups? Practical activities? Or maybe even a combination of them all? Each benefits from a different room layout.
With Carrington Business Park’s training facilities, you can configure the room to a layout to suit you, whether that’s cabaret, theatre or U-shaped.
4. Use audio-visual equipment to help keep attention
Audio-visual training elements are a great way to hold the attention of your delegates, whether it’s an interactive presentation or a training video.
Carrington Business Park has all the necessary equipment available (included in the room hire) for your training session Their theatre-style room is the ideal location for presentations and video viewings.
5. Delegates travelling from across the country? Choose somewhere easy to get to
It’s possible that trainees won’t all be travelling from the same area – in which case, you’ll want to hold it somewhere easy to reach.
Set on the outskirts of Manchester, Carrington Business Park is easy to access, with good motorway network and public transport links, and even Manchester International Airport close by. There’s also free parking on-site.
6. Don’t train non-stop!
To keep your trainees engaged, it’s important to take regular breaks, and give your trainees the chance to digest the information you’re giving them.
They’ll find plenty of places to take five around Carrington Business Park – and they can even enjoy the great value on-site catering facilities in Cafe Carrington.
Find out more about Carrington Business Park’s Manchester-based training facilities available for rent on short-term agreements at www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk.