Training Specialist

Publix Associate

Training Specialists bring valuable information to our managers in a context that makes it easy to learn. As a result, our managers help keep Publix a leader in the retail industry. More than 11,000 managers attend training each year.

How to Apply


Training Specialists deliver technical, general management, leadership and cultural change courses to Publix managers at all levels. Additionally, they deliver training necessary for the implementation of innovations at Publix. They do this by traveling to the five states where Publix operates to provide convenient locations for our managers to attend training. Their duties include all aspects of setting up and tearing down their classroom equipment and display materials as well as various types of testing and reporting.

Qualifications we look for

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Training, Performance Improvement or a related field or work experience to gain equivalent expertise
  • Teaching experience in a classroom, military training, or student internship, particularly with adult students
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)
  • Train-the-Trainer certification from any nationally recognized course management series
  • Ability to teach a variety of topics
  • Ability to learn new course content quickly
  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively
  • Ability to communicate effectively with management audiences
  • Ability to communicate professionally with all team members and encourage team cooperation without sacrificing independent thoughts and contributions
  • Ability to plan, organize and follow through on assigned tasks
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Licensed driver with an excellent driving record
  • Retail management experience

How to apply

Please go to the Publix Jobs Center to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Human Resources within the Functional Area selection box.

When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.

If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in

  • Lakeland at (863) 688-7407, ext. 32504 or
  • Atlanta at (770) 995-0073, ext. 2153.