Teaching business English as an InCorporate Trainer

Looking for a job as a business English trainer that makes a difference? – then go no further

InCorporate Trainers make a visible difference to our clients and their business

InCorporate Trainers are in-house business English trainers. You’ll be embedded inside one of our client’s offices, working directly with one or more departments which means you see how your participants actually use their English at work. You’ll see the emails they are writing AND because you are a trusted member of the team you can shadow their meetings, presentations and phone calls.

Based on what you observe, you identify gaps in their performance levels. You’ll use your “insider” knowledge (and emails/documents from your participants day to day tasks) to design engaging training sessions which close these gaps. And … you’ll have the opportunity to see how you helped improve their performance at work!

The benefits of being employed as an InCorporate Trainer

Being part of a team, having the opportunity to get to know your client really well, and having the freedom and responsibility of developing your own business English training program are all major elements of being an InCorporate Trainer. But there’s more. Being employed as an InCorporate Trainer by Target Training means:

  • We’ll support you in finding accommodation.
  • We offer ongoing guidance and support with paperwork.
  • You receive active support from an experienced line-manager who has done the job you are doing.
  • We offer, and financially support, internal and external learning and development opportunities if you want to further your career.
  • Your 50+ colleagues are always ready to provide you with ideas and inspiration.
  • You’ll have access to a number of company systems (materials database, forum) that will make your role easier and help you make an impact.

Freelance business English teacher or employed InCorporate Trainer?

Employed positions in the world of  business English teaching are unfortunately rare.  Many of the business English teachers who have joined us to become InCorporate Trainers have been working in freelance positions. They come with years of experience in jumping between classes, juggling clients, and scrambling for more training ideas that work.  Here are some solid reasons why you should seriously consider making the jump to Target Training …

FREELANCEINCORPORATE TRAINER
WHERE YOU WORKYou have a number of different clients in different locations. You travel to your clients, train in a meeting room, and leave the company at the end of every training session. Maybe it was a great lesson … but will they use it tomorrow?You will be embedded in our client’s offices. You have a desk, computer and access to the client’s network. You’ll become part of the client’s team – and part of ours!
YOUR FINANCESAs a freelance business English teacher you are responsible for invoicing your clients (or the schools who pass you work). You then wait till they pay you. You will need to pay tax, organize your health insurance and (hopefully) pension contributions.
We offer full-/part-time contracts. We do this because we want you to commit to us and the job – and therefore we need to commit to you. Your taxes, health insurance, and pension contributions are deducted at source. You focus on doing what you do well – training!
PAID HOLIDAYSIn your dreamsOf course. Plus paid public holidays, and paid trainer days – you’re employed.
WHAT YOU GET PAID FOR …Schools and agencies will usually offer you 1 – 2 training units at a time (45 – 90 mins). The price per training hour includes preparation time and any travel time required. And those extra 10 minutes where you stay to help somebody come from you and your dedication.On average you will have between 25 – 30 contact hours a week. These hours include not just training but on-the-job support, shadowing, reporting to managers etc. The remaining hours of your contract are for preparation, program administration, staff development, meetings, and materials development. You get paid for all of this. You’re employed.
WHEN YOU WORKYou know that most training takes place first thing in the morning, before work, at lunchtime, or at the end of the day. Sometimes you have classes or 1-1s during the day. You work when you can get the work. This can mean “donut days” where you’ve got gaps in the middle.Training takes place during regular office hours. Your schedule revolves around your client’s availability and priorities. You go to work in the morning and you come home in the evening. No more after-work lessons, Saturday mornings or 7am one-to-ones.

Do you have what it takes and what’s in it for you?

Open Positions

Our recruitment process is ongoing. We are always looking for qualified, experienced and people-oriented professionals.

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Freelance business English teacher or employed InCorporate Trainer?

Employed positions in the world of  business English teaching are unfortunately rare.  Many of the business English teachers who have joined us to become InCorporate Trainers have been working in freelance positions. They come with years of experience in jumping between classes, juggling clients, and scrambling for more training ideas that work.  Here are some solid reasons why you should seriously consider making the jump to Target Training …

For you, as for us, training is about people. Your experience, energy and enthusiasm make a difference. Beyond that, you’ll:

  • have a recognised EFL qualification (min. RSA Cert or equivalent)
  • have 5 years EFL experience including corporate/business English training or a professional business background and 2 years TEFL experience
  • be comfortable using standard Microsoft Office programmes (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • have a committed, professional attitude to training, work in general & managing the client
  • a knowledge of German is an advantage but not a must.

What’s in it for you?

If you haven’t been here yet, Germany’s a great place to live and work. If you join Target Training, beyond the chance to make a difference and work in a professional environment, supported by committed colleagues, you’ll have:

  • an initial 2-year contract.
  • a 40hr working week – or if you’re looking for part-time work we’re interested in talking too!
  • a monthly salary of €2,600 for CELTA-qualified trainers.
  • a monthly salary of €2,750 for DELTA-qualified trainers.
  • 27 days paid holiday for the first year plus public holidays; 30 days / year thereafter.
  • support and assistance in finding accommodation.
  • a clear on-boarding plan.
  • peer support from fellow trainers who want to make a difference to their clients.
  • access to internal training and development including our InCorporate Trainer Boot Camp.
  • support with external training and development (e.g. get your DELTA).
  • opportunities for new internal roles and promotion.
  • a €1000 bonus which is payable upon successful completion of the 2-year contract.

Being an InCorporate Trainer

Shannon explains how being an InCorporate Trainer is different from being a “regular” Business English teacher.

Career development at Target

Starting as an InCorporate Trainer, Nathan’s 14 year career has taken a number of interesting turns. He left the company in 2017, but not before he told us about the different roles he’s had over the years.

The ICT in action

Gary began teaching in 2004. He’s a former actor with an MA in Human Rights and a certification in Project Management. Learn more about Gary’s role as an InCorporate Trainer.

On-the-job training in action

Jane has twenty years’ experience in training, management and IT. She joined Target Training in 2011. In this video she explains in detail how on-the-job training works.

A day or week in the work-life of a Target InCorporate trainer is not typically routine. Even with a full schedule of training sessions, it is what comes in between that brings diversity into my workdays. My participants range from managers to office assistants to HR specialists to young apprentices. All use English in their jobs – but to different extents with different needs.”

Jay Massey

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