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Are you spending your valuable time hunting for training contracts and then struggling to get your foot in the door? Not anymore! 

Our Opportunity Alert Service brings you high-quality leads from companies actively looking for trainers without the hustle (or hassle)

Are you Tearing your hair out trying to find training opportunities that are the right fit?

When you run your own training business, a staggering amount of time can go into finding new clients – time that you could be spending actually delivering training and doing what you love.  Sound familiar…?

Sometimes, hunting for clients makes you long for the days when someone else found the contracts and you showed up to deliver them! But it doesn’t have to be this way. Imagine if you could…

Now you can …

... with the Opportunity Alert Service

One thing about being known as the person who trains freelance trainers to run successful businesses is that companies contact me when they’re looking for the right fit for associate or direct training work.

It’s a no-brainer for them – great quality contacts and referrals without the hassle of extensive advertising.

Since 2009, I’ve been building a wide and exciting network that includes companies that need YOUR training skills and knowledge.

When you join the Opportunity Alert Service, you receive exclusive access to instant notifications for opportunities for both associate and direct client work (as well as a whole host of other benefits).

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Everything you get when you join the Opportunity Alert Service

instant notifications

Have training opportunities delivered straight to your inbox
as soon as we hear about them

contact with decision-makers

If a contract sounds like a great fit, get in touch with the decision-maker without having to get past gatekeepers first

Personalised welcome from sharon

Receive a warm, personalised welcome from Sharon and access to her high-quality network of contacts

Webinar about how to win work

You're invited to attend a free webinar packed full of advice about how to win training work

Contract-winning hints & tips

Discover how to secure contracts and win work as a freelance trainer (all tried and tested by Sharon and other trainers)

Stress-free lead generation

Receive regular updates about training opportunities from a vast network of corporate contact, even while you relax

Hi, I'm Sharon Gaskin and my contacts are yours

When I went freelance in 2001, landing new training contracts was suddenly down to me. 

I remember trawling through job boards, going to countless networking sessions, occasionally finding great opportunities and then hitting a wall because I couldn’t get past the corporate gatekeepers to the people who were hiring.

Fortunately, things changed. I made contacts, I learned how to win contracts. I built a training business I loved.

So, in 2009, I decided to start supporting other trainers to build businesses they love too. Pretty soon, people who were looking for trainers started reaching out to me and asking if I knew someone who could fulfil a contract or take on training work.

As my network grew, so did the enquiries from companies seeking trainers.

Today, the Opportunity Alert Service is an exclusive but affordable way for you to hear about training opportunities almost as soon as I hear about them without having to search job boards or attend endless networking events. 

Sharon Gaskin of The Complete Trainer

What Trainers Who Are Already Using The Service Say

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Bev Wrench
Bev Wrench
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I joined Sharon’s Alert Service and it has been worth every penny.

On the one hand, I have gained 2 lucrative contracts that kept my accountant happy but for me the main benefit has been the growing confidence I have from the contacts I have made with people I wouldn’t have known existed.

I’ve made some long lasting friends from these opportunities so thank you on so many levels.
Geoff Slone
Geoff Slone
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Since joining the Opportunity Service only a few months ago I’ve received a good number of suitable opportunities to apply for.

One such opportunity has resulted in securing some regular, quality work for which I am delighted about!
Ben George
Ben George
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I recently started up my own training business and stumbled upon Sharon’s Opportunity Alert Service and signed up to it.

An absolute transformation in creating a fantastic revenue pipeline for the business…the best investment I have made by a mile. I had so many leads to explore that I didn’t know what to do with them all and had to schedule in a few days to manage them properly!!

Loads of them have converted or are in the process of converting to new opportunities to build the business.

If you want to explore new ‘live’ training opportunities then I highly recommend this service…it is brilliant!
Angela Mitchell
Angela Mitchell
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The Opportunity Alert Service has provided me with work from sources that I was unaware of or would never have tapped into without her offering.

When you join the service, you get a great introductory session with Sharon, explaining how the process works, some suggested best practice to optimise your marketability to associate clients and bags of common sense from her years of experience in this industry.

Sharon is always available at the end of the email for help and advice and I have found this an invaluable service as someone who is new to freelancing but also believe it will benefit more experienced freelancers who are looking to tap into new markets.
Simon White
Simon White
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I’ve only been using Sharon’s Alert Service for a few months, and it has already resulted in several days training for my sales training company.

I wish I’d signed up years ago! Highly recommended.
Gary Bonsall
Gary Bonsall
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I signed up for Sharon’s fantastic Opportunity Alert Service earlier this year.

I’m delighted to say that, not only do I receive a steady stream of interesting and relevant associate opportunities from Sharon, but I’ve successfully pursued a number of these opportunities and now have sufficient work to keep me employed for the foreseeable future.

The Trainers Training Company is an excellent resource which offers superb value for money and I am so glad that I joined.

Thanks Sharon!
 Sue Haswell
Sue Haswell
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After a few months of getting a steady trickle of associate opportunity alerts, I realised that the best route was only to apply for those alerts that were truly right for me.

So now I ignore the vast majority of the alerts, and in the past few months I’ve have applied to only 2, and tailored my response each time.

The benefits: For a very reasonable sum, I have now connected with two exciting associate opportunities. One of which is absolutely perfect for me and I’m delighted to be meeting them next month for a training and contracts day.

I am seeing opportunities and alerts that would never have been on my radar, and it’s evident that Sharon is a well-respected resource when you see the quantity and quality (and geographical spread) of training companies that approach her.
Claire Palethorpe
Claire Palethorpe
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I’m very happy to recommend Sharon Gaskin’s Opportunity Alert Service.

Over the last few years it has enabled me to find out about many useful training projects that I would never have know about! Many of these have developed into ongoing client relationships with lots of varied Learning and Development projects to lead and manage.

Thanks Sharon for providing such a great service to freelance trainers – it’s much appreciated!
Nick Jerome
Nick Jerome
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I have been signed up with the Opportunity Alert Service for a little over a year, and some very good opportunities come up quite often.

I have recently secured two major projects through one of the alerts, that I would otherwise have had no idea about, which has completely justified the investment in the alerts to say the least.

Thanks Sharon!
Deryl Dix
Deryl Dix
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The Opportunity Alert Service provided by Sharon Gaskin is excellent, I am very glad I took the decision to join.

Opportunities for training design and delivery arrive by email several times a week- sometimes daily. These opportunities are many and varied.

Sharon provides an effective, efficient, friendly and professional service which I would think would be valuable to any freelance trainers.
Lynda Wilson
Lynda Wilson
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The Trainers Training Company makes it so simple for freelance Trainers to tap into training opportunities across the UK and beyond!

Within two weeks of joining, I was offered my first assignment which led to another. Now I’m doing work for three different clients with more to follow!

Can’t praise the owner, Sharon Gaskin, highly enough! Thanks Sharon for a valuable service.
Rob Hoblin
Rob Hoblin
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I have known and worked with Sharon for many years and in my opinion, Sharon and all those involved in the Trainers Training Company have been of immense value to me personally since starting my journey as a freelance trainer over this period of time.

I would also add that Sharon’s Trainer Alert Service has been extremely beneficial for me in allowing me to find lots of freelance work opportunities with other training providers and direct clients.

This service is by far the best value for money service anyone starting off as a freelance trainer could wish for.

Sharon is a delightful person to know and her charismatic approach and very strong work ethic will endear many more to follow in the path that I have taken in the world of freelance training.
Shaun Beck
Shaun Beck
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Sharon’s Opportunity Alert Service is a great little tool to support freelance trainers, particularly when you’re just getting started as a freelancer!

I’ve also used the service, most recently to find some great trainers for specialist delivery needs. It’s cost effective and I’d definitely recommend it…
Jade Luke
Jade Luke
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Had only been signed up to Sharon’s Opportunity Alert Service for about a month before receiving notification of a brilliant long term opportunity, which I ended up securing.

It is definitely not an opportunity I would have otherwise become aware of, and Sharon stayed engaged throughout the process and even took the time to congratulate me at the end.

This is definitely a service worth investing in and I look forward to seeing what further opportunities hold for me.
Sarah Gordon
Sarah Gordon
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I signed up to the Opportunity Alert Service have received regular opportunity alerts ever since. It has saved me countless hours of business development activity, meaning that I can focus on what I love – training delivery, and helping people achieve their full potential.

If you are a freelance trainer looking to connect with high quality organisations, try the Alert service. It worked for me (and it won’t break the bank!).
Jill Mytton
Jill Mytton
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Sharon’s Opportunity Alert Service is brilliant for getting really good leads for interesting and rewarding training consultancy projects.

She has a fantastic network of contacts within the training sector and is highly regarded as a highly experienced consultant.

I would recommend anyone who is looking to grow their training business and get more leads to use this service.
Mel Bligh
Mel Bligh
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The Opportunity Alert Service has given me several opportunities over the last few years.

I recently became an associate for an L&D consultancy and have thoroughly enjoyed supporting them and becoming part of their extended team. I am very selective about what associate work I do now as I am aiming to do 60% direct client work. This relationship works as I feel valued and able to contribute to better outcomes.

As a result of attending development with Sharon, I also had the courage to apply by video, rather than giving them lots of written information. This gave them a feel for me & how I come across. We clicked instantly.

I would 100% recommend the Opportunity Alert Service. The subscription is low and there is so much to gain.
Colette Ashby
Colette Ashby
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Sharon’s Opportunity Alert service has resulted in £8000 of new business for me during the past year.

I have also made new business contacts for potential work in the near future.

It has been a very worthwhile subscription for my business representing excellent value for money.
Paula Frazer
Paula Frazer
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I would highly recommend the Opportunity Alert Service offered by The Trainers Training Company. I have been lucky enough to find several opportunities via this service which have led to some interesting work and broadened my network. The cost of the service has paid for itself many times over!
Matt Brown
Matt Brown
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I thoroughly recommend using the Associate Alert service that Sharon runs.

I have secured two bits of business; the first was a one-off but the second is becoming an on-going arrangement.

The service offers a great range of opportunities for freelance trainers with a variety of specialisms and is an excellent source of potential work (and revenue!).
Mike Mair
Mike MairMair Development Ltd.
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Subscribing to Opportunity Alerts enables me to make choices about the kind of work I want to do and where I think my expertise and experience are the right and best fit. If it is of interest, I can respond with all the necessary information. It is competitive but I have seen success.

Thank you Sharon for providing new and different opportunities.
Rachel Gilfrin
Rachel GilfrinConfidence & Career Performance Coach
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I partnered with Sharon's Opportunity Alert Service as I had bandwidth for more work and was intrigued about the most common coaching and training needs in the market. I was looking for a company to partner with strategically and I found a great match through this service within the first couple of months of signing up!

There was a huge variety of postings for freelance training/coaching work. Highly recommended.
Pam Molyneux
Pam Molyneux
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The Opportunity Alert Service provides opportunities for freelance trainers to find work and be matched with their ideal client. The opportunity comes through, does it match what you do and what you want to do - your decision!

Sharon even helps you to provide your best pitch through sharing the experiences of other successful trainers.

I have had lots of work off the back of this with good quality clients.
Liam Moran
Liam Moran
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Not many things are great value for money these days, but the Opportunity Alert Service from Sharon is an absolute bargain!
Alisdair Ross
Alisdair Ross
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I signed up to Sharon's Trainers Training Company Opportunity Alert Service around 2 years ago and have benefitted in three distinct categories.

Firstly, I won a contract for direct client business with a large council which I only became aware of as a result of the service and wouldn't have won without it. Secondly, I responded to a request on the service for associate relationships. The relationship I formed as a result has benefitted me in the form of several projects and initiatives which have been highly beneficial to me. Thirdly, after realising the benefits of the alert service, I signed up to "The Complete Trainer" - a service which covers all aspects of running your own training company. This is where I got to speak with Sharon more often and more closely. She is always professional, considered, caring, supportive, helpful and knowledgeable. I love working with her.

If it wasn't for Sharon and her services, I'm not sure I would have got my business up and running. I strongly recommend engaging with her. It might just transform your business, whether you're a start-up, a sole trader or more established.
Nicola Williams
Nicola Williams
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I signed up to the Opportunity Alert service two months ago and have sent my details to around 10 training companies seeking associate trainers, with very positive results. So far, I’ve signed a contract with three different training companies, and start work in the coming days and weeks.

A few other companies have kept my details and some have expressed a keen interest in contacting me for future work.

Sharon was very welcoming and helpful when I joined the Alert service and offered some very useful suggestions that I took on board, and that have paid off beyond what I expected. I’m surprised that work has come so quickly through the service and wish that I’d known about it a long time ago!

I’ve recommended it to a few colleagues and would recommend it to anyone looking for associate training work.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I regularly receive requests from training companies, organisations, and people in my network looking for trainers.  Once these requests come in, I send each one out via email exclusively to the trainers who have subscribed to the Opportunity Alert Service.

As you can imagine, it’s difficult to predict how many opportunities are going to come through. Some weeks there will be 5 or 6, others none! On average, we tend to get about 30-40 per month, though there are no guarantees.

The training company or the organisation is the sole authority in deciding which, if any, trainer to choose for a piece of work. I do not have any say in the selection process.

Yes. Monthly subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.

Opportunities are varied and they are both for associate and direct client work. Historically, they have been:

  • Leadership, Management, Soft Skills, Sales, Customer Service, Coaching.
  • Mental Health First Aid, Wellbeing, Resilience and Managing Stress.
  • Project management, Finance.
  • IT, MS Office, MS Project, IT Systems.

We often get asked for trainers who can deliver training in different languages, eg, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin.

I have received many different types of opportunities over the years and never know what’s going to come up next!

You can get in touch with the client directly from the contact details I share in the email. This is one of the benefits of this service because you receive the details of the decision-maker for a particular role.

Ideally, the client should get back in touch with you directly to confirm they have received your details and let you know what happens next.

Our annual subscription saves you more than £65 a year, working out at about 30p a day to hear about relevant training opportunities.

Shortly before the end of your 12-month subscription, Shane will email you a reminder that your service is ending. If you want to continue do nothing. Your payment for the next year will go through automatically.

If you don’t wish to continue, Shane will cancel your payment for you.

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