The truth is that training companies are always looking for quality trainers…
— Let’s look at how you can get hired as an associate trainer
Many listeners to the show work only with direct clients. Other listeners work for training companies as part of that training company’s pool or ‘faculty’ of associate trainers.
As a rule, most trainers do both. They have their own direct clients, but have at some stage also worked as a contract trainer with other training brands for the reasons outlined in today’s episode.
Furthermore, not all of you who regularly listen to the show are currently trainers. You might be a teacher or a corporate employee or a consultant who is considering ‘jumping’ into the training business.
Working as an associate trainer is an effective way to gain exposure to the kinds of training projects which help to develop your skillset and track-record as a training professional.
In that instance, you might be asking yourself: how do I get work as an associate trainer?
That’s a great question! And today, we’re going to answer it…
Biggest takeaways you don’t want to miss:
- What an associate trainer is and why training companies need them
- What are the 4 reasons you would want to work as an associate trainer
- What do training companies look for in prospective freelance trainers?
- How to stand out from other professional trainer applicants
- How to make a good impression in the ‘training bootcamp’
- Why you need to keep on selling yourself even when you have been hired
Resources mentioned in this episode:
trainingindustry – Top 20 training companies listed every year
findcourses – Site listing courses and training providers in the USA
findcourses – Site listing courses and training providers in the United Kingdom
Episode 8 – Interview with Karen Winfield who explains what she looks for in trainers
Episode 2 – Interview with Pete Starr who is developing his own direct client list
Episode 3 – Interview with Bart Brammer who is happy to work as a contract trainer only