What does a Manager Trainee do?

Managers oversee groups or segments on the job, including a team, a department store, or a district. Managers work to ensure that their assigned jurisdiction is a well-staffed and efficient one, and that it adheres to the organization's quality and service regulations as well as its standards. As problem solvers, they oversee the operation and function of their assigned department or jurisdiction and pitch in when needed.

Managers strive to increase the organization's market share and its revenue. They work to establish the organization's goals and ensure the business is running smoothly and thriving, and they help create, develop and deploy strategies for best practices and hire and train employees accordingly. They strive to motivate employees and teams to put their best foot forward and continue to set empowering tones and morale boosters when needed. Managers also conduct employee performance reviews and suggest any room for improvement as well as relevant training or workshops that address deficits or issues, and resolve disputes or conflicts between employees or clients. Depending upon the organization, a manager will need a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or some post-secondary education. Some jobs require an MBA or a master’s degree in another field.

What responsibilities are common for Manager Trainee jobs?
  • Manage all personnel on each shift.
  • Manage team members to achieve goals.
  • Follow and enforce all policies, procedures, and work rules.
  • Assist in completion of all required reports and paperwork.
  • Assist in scheduling and coaching of all staff.
  • Assess and utilize info to improve data quality or cycle time.
  • Report all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Put the customer first and participate as part of a team for service delivery and sales.
  • Assist in the hiring and develop of team members.
  • Provide leadership to staff to ensure compliance with standards.
What are the typical qualifications for Manager Trainee jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, computer science or engineering or equivalent experience.
  • A leader with negotiation and critical thinking skills.
  • Sound attention to detail and time management.
  • A problem solver with a positive attitude and a solid work ethic.
  • Fluent in product knowledge and dedicated to continuous improvement.
  • Prior experience as a consultant or in lead management.
  • Use collaboration for decision making when necessary.
  • Fluency in expense control and onboarding of new staff.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Manager Trainee Salaries near Canada

Average Base Pay

$52,449 /yr
Not including cash compensation
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Manager Trainee Career Path

Learn how to become a Manager Trainee, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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Read what Manager Trainee professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Charles SchwabCharles Schwab
Nov 13, 2023

“I have enjoyed my time here and have enjoyed promotional opportunities and am pushed every day to do my best work”

Knipper HealthKnipper Health
Aug 18, 2021

“Don't know how this could be when we could not keep our most experienced and knowledgeable people”

Jun 4, 2021

“Really nice down to earth people who enjoy themselves at work and are sincerely interesting and interested in others.”

Apr 11, 2022

“i like the job everyone is nice and is good to work at for a first job.”

Management Assistant
Aug 7, 2021

“The people that Enterprise tends to hire are often really fun and great to work with.”

Wireless AdvocatesWireless Advocates
May 30, 2023

“Pay was good and if you knew what you were doing you were basically left alone which was nice.”

Takeda PharmaceuticalsTakeda Pharmaceuticals
Apr 29, 2022

“Corporate was good and the people I worked with outside of Round Lake were great.”

Busy Bees ChildcareBusy Bees Childcare
May 15, 2022

“Great training opportunities and genuinely I believe the intention was to give children the best start in life but….”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Manager Trainee

When working as a Manager Trainee, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, Problem Analysis, Leadership Development Program, Excellent Customer Service and Ability to Multitask.

The most similar professions to Manager Trainee are:
  • Regional Manager
  • Area Manager
  • General Manager
  • District Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Manager Trainee is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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