Is on-the-job training the right solution for you?
You develop language and communication skills while you work. On-the-job (OTJ) training is highly effective because your training takes place alongside your daily work. Your trainer uses your work situation as the basis for your learning. OTJ training takes place at work, while you are working which means you can easily transfer your learning to your job.
How does it work?
The trainer is there when you need assistance in preparing emails, specifications, manuals, reports, slides and other documentation. The trainer is also available to you for preparing and shadowing meetings, phone calls, web meetings, teleconferences, presentations and negotiations. The trainer delivers flexible on-the-job support and training, and addresses your priorities. It can be reactive, e.g., “Can you take a look at these slides for me?” or proactive, e.g. The trainer encourages you to share work you have done/are doing.
The training is relevant, and job specific.
Saves time and money on travel and training organization.
It fills an immediate need, directly enhancing your performance.
“The most important point about the training is that it’s very close to the job. And the concept is very flexible – whenever we have a special need or request, it can be catered for. What has definitely changed is that people have lost their fear of using English. They are much more professional in terms of answering the telephone, writing emails, and communicating with foreign customers. And our people are having fun learning – they really like to speak English now. That was our goal!”
Business English in action
English on the job – for the job
Our client has been a leading global provider of biogas plants since 1995. The company provides comprehensive solutions from one single source and has installed more than 500 plants worldwide. With a global customer base, being able to work in English has always been important. However the German parliament’s decision in 2014 to substantially reduce biogas subsidies made the need to sell and deliver globally a business-critical challenge. Being able to work confidently in English was now a must.
The previous “weekly classes” approach to business English training just wasn’t enough. As the Head of HR put it “the training was really isolated from what we were doing, and what we were working on.” Ensuring that employees can operate effectively and with confidence in English became a priority. A new solution was needed where training was directly related to the staff’s business needs and quickly impacted on-the-job performance.
We developed a blended approach based around the core strengths of the InCorporate Trainer solution – flexibility, tailored training and on-the-job support. Business English training became job-specific and practical. When staff needed to write documents and mails, join meetings, or make calls, our trainer proactively provided on-the-job support. This then led to feedback, which in turn was used to further customize the focus and content of scheduled training (seminars, 1-to-1 training, groups and online). Finally, regular updating and reporting meant that the client had transparency and control over their training investment.
Target Training’s in-house English Trainer supports us in the company to do our jobs better in English. The English training is very practical and adapted to the English language skills of each employee. In addition, the Trainer supports us in business correspondence and slides and gives us feedback. This learning approach is very effective and it’s fun to learn English this way. I can recommend Target Training. Thanks a lot..
Finding the right tone
I frequently involve my English teacher in my daily work. With his help I improved lots of English documents like reports, presentations and emails. The most important thing for me is to find the right tone, as the English way of communicating differs a lot from the German one.
The best practice of English business language you can get, is learning it with the trainers from TARGET. In our company/department, the trainers are fully integrated, they will come on request to assist you to write complex technical and contractual letters, to support you to prepare business meetings etc.
Sicherer am Telefon
Durch die Zusammenarbeit mit meinem Englisch Trainer von Target Training fühle ich mich bei Gesprächen am Telefon deutlich sicherer und meine Emails sind präziser und professioneller geworden. Insgesamt läuft die Kommunikation mit meinen Kontakten im Ausland nun reibungsloser ab.
If you want to succeed globally, working confidently and accurately in English is a must. Discover how we integrate business English training into your workplace so you perform better when working in English.
A client’s perspective on the InCorporate Trainer
“The InCoporate Trainer concept is very flexible. Whenever an employee has a special training need, it can be catered for.”
On-the-job training in action
Jane Davies explains in detail how on-the-job training works.
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