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The Trainers Training Company is renowned as a resource to help freelance trainers create and grow successful training businesses. This means we regularly get asked for help in sourcing trainers for Associate Contracts (and sometimes direct client work too). Once you join the Associate Alert Service you’ll start getting associate opportunities straight into your inbox.
For an annual membership fee of just £157 plus VAT or choose £19.97 plus VAT recurring monthly fee, you will get exclusive notification of associate opportunities.
Associate Alerts are delivered via our premium email service. These will NOT be made available to the general subscriber list. Although the opportunities are predominately for associate work, we do also receive opportunities for direct client work too. So join Associate Alerts and avoid missing out on freelance training opportunities now.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the service actually work?
As the premier resource to help freelance trainers create successful and profitable training businesses I often get approached by training companies, organisations and people in my network with requests for trainers. In addition, I keep abreast of what is happening in the marketplace and I’m always on the lookout for opportunities. Once you are registered, as soon as a request comes through I will send you details via email. I send ALL requests to all trainers on my list so not all opportunities will be relevant to you. Just delete any you don’t want and respond to those you do!
What type of opportunities do you get?
It tends to be a broad range. I have had everything from Soft Skills, Management and Leadership Development, Sales, Customer Service Coaching, Well Being through to IT Training, Health and Safety and Social Care. Most opportunities are in the UK but I occasionally get requests for trainers to travel abroad.
How many opportunities do you send out and how often?
There is no guarantee of anything! I never know how many opportunities are going to come through and what type of training is going to be asked for. Sometimes I will get 2 or 3 in a week, other times 2 or 3 in a month. However, over the last 5 years, I’m pleased to say I have been receiving them and sending them out regularly.
How do I apply for an opportunity that looks good?
The email I send you will always specify who/where your details should be sent and what the next steps are.
Do you get involved in trainer selection for opportunities?
No. The selection process is the decision of the training company or person who has requested the training.
I've sent in an application for an opportunity - what's next?
The person to whom you have sent your application should respond to you directly. I always ask all training companies/organisations using my service to do 2 things: respond to all people who have expressed an interest even if it’s a NO; keep me updated as to progress. If this doesn’t happen, let me know and I will follow it up for you.
I've just joined Associate Alerts. What happens now?
You will receive an email from me confirming your subscription with full details of how the system works. The subject of the email is Welcome to the Associate Alert Service. Go Cardless customers – there can occasionally be a slight delay with this, Stripe customers will be notified automatically.
What happens at the end of my subscription or if I want to cancel?
If you take out an annual subscription just before your expiry date you will receive an email asking you if you wish to renew for the next 12 months. If you do, you don’t need to do anything as your payment will be automatically renewed via Stripe or Go Cardless. If you do not wish to continue you need to cancel your automatic payment and you will then be removed from the subscriber list.
Monthly subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.
I contacted Sharon when I first set up in business as a freelancer purely on the strength of the website and testimonials, and found her generous with both her time and advice. Move forward a couple of months, and the alert service had secured me one of my first contracts, which ultimately resulted in £9,000 worth of business in my first year, plus some new contacts which I have kept using, as well as more interview days for associate work. All in all, a fantastic return on investment for £87 – I think that means you have got my subscription for a few years to come Sharon!Annabel Graham
I joined the associate alerts that Sharon has set up in April 2018. I have had a huge amount of success with this and found it the best way to look for associate work. I have applied and been successful in many pieces of work. This has really helped me grow my business, and I would now say this creates over 50% of my income currently.
I am so pleased that I signed up to this service – it is the best value for money possible.
Thanks Sharon for providing such a brilliant service, I’m very pleased that I have found you (just wish I’d done it a few years ago lol).Rachel Powell
Sharon’s Associate Alert Service is brilliant! I signed up to the service right at the beginning of seeking to gain some associate training work and it’s the only avenue I’ve needed to win all the work I was hoping for. It has delivered return on the investment many times over in just a couple of months and the quality of training opportunities advertised through the service has way surpassed my expectations. If you are looking for associate training opportunities you’d be nuts not to check this out!Nick Howes