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Changing from charity training to commercial training


I have been working as a trainer for a charity for the last 4 years and I would like to break into training in business. I have a lot of experience in areas such as Listening Skills, Anger Management, Accelerated Learning, 'Training the Trainer', Diversity, Working on the Telephone, Self Esteem, Self Motivation, Bullying at Work etc. Any ideas as to how I can use this experience to train in business or other organisations?
rachael cross

2 Responses

  1. what mechanism of employment?
    Hello Rachel
    Sorry for the obscure question but perhaps it is important.
    If you want to go self employed you may use a different tack to applying for a PAYE job.
    In either case you may find the Personnel Managers Yearbook useful. It has a directory of Training organisations and then subdivides into area served. If you get details for organisations who support the charity/not for profit sector they will make a good mailing list to apply for work as an employee PAYE) or an associate (microbusiness self-employed). They also list training buyers in major organisations which you can use as a marketing resource if you are setting up your own consulting business.
    You can also do similar searches on most search engines.
    Good luck

  2. Commercial
    Hi Rachael
    I work in both the charity/community sector and commercial training. I got into commercial training by getting on the books of local Management Consultants by sending in my CV and listing the types of teaching that I do. Often these companies win contracts to deliver management training and then need experienced manager/tutors to deliver them. Much of the work is similar in terms of strategic and operational management, business planning, people management, etc. But the charity sector is way ahead in terms of soft skills and people skills and much more thorough. Another way in is to become an NVQ assessor in Management as the candidates tend to come from a number of different industries but need the common good practice management/communication approach.
    Good luck.
    Bob Towers


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