IA Corporate Communication
IA Corporate Communication are English training specialists for businesses based in Madrid, Spain. Bringing together decades of experience, we provide focused, high-quality and tailor-made programs for Spanish-speaking business people who need superior English-language skills in order to compete internationally. Our founding belief is that talented trainers are rare, and should therefore be highly valued and treated with respect. The trainers in our network are rewarded well and paid on time; given a lot of autonomy to decide how to design and run their sessions; and any paperwork for trainers is minimal and relevant.
We are a growing network of like-minded and established freelance English trainers. IA acts as a central hub to contract hours from corporate clients for our network, to provide support and to fulfill the administration requirements of the clients, and to make sure trainers working with us are paid correctly and on time.
We always want to hear from talented, resourceful and enthusiastic individuals who want to work with us at IA. We don’t just want teachers – although our trainers must certainly know how to teach. We need inspiring and motivating trainers who make sure our participants not only know how to speak English, but that they are confident and capable of using it in the real world of doing business for their companies.
January 1, 2016.
When did agency open?
Facilities and classrooms:
All our English training sessions take place on the clients' premises and all our back office and support operations are run as a 'virtual office'. When we need to meet physically we borrow or hire workspaces, but collaboration between various support team members is done online or by telephone.
Have good materials support, photocopier?
For administrative paperwork (sign-in sheets etc.) we provide the photocopies. For photocopies of exercises to use in sessions most clients allow us to use their facilities, within reason.
Have "Director of Studies" (DOS) support?
At large clients there is an assigned KAM (key account manager), who is your first port of call. We also have a Trainer Liaison who can deal with most queries that come up, or direct you to where you can get help. We have a Materials Curator on hand to help source materials and exercises if you need.
VIPs on staff?
How many teachers do they hire per year?
We are quite selective, and find that at most we only extend invitations to join us to around 10% of applicants. We also offer all new hours to our existing trainers before we look to contract new trainers. On average we contract about 5 to 10 new trainers per year.
Qualification requirements for employment?
We welcome trainers with a variety of educational backgrounds. However, qualifications that demonstrate skills in training, motivation, command of English, initiative, public speaking or specific business ability will definitely help your application.
Experience requirements for employment?
We only invite established and proven English trainers to work with us. This preferably means experience of training Spanish professionals for at least two years (the average experience of our trainers is more than five years). Exceptional candidates with fewer than two years are welcome to apply if they are confident in their training capabilities.
Hire at a distance?
Applications are online, and interviews are carried out over the phone. We don’t currently insist on meeting face to face before offering trainers the chance to work with us, but we will meet everybody for a face to face before sending a trainer to their first client. We won’t however offer work to any applicant who is not already firmly based in Spain. For more information about joining our team, please visit: http://www.iacorpcom.com/join-our-team/
Hire Americans and do their papers?
We very happily hire trainers who are from outside the EU if they already have all the necessary paperwork to work legally with us in Spain. However, we cannot help do any of the paperwork for those who do not currently have it, and we cannot offer work to any applicant who is not currently established and located in Spain.
Preference for British or Americans? Why?
Best part about working at IA Corporate Communication:
Respect, recognition and reward. Top rates of remuneration and performance-based bonuses, professional development, friendly back-office support.
Offer teacher training or development along with job?
Both Mike and Stephen (the directors) are always contactable.
We only work with experienced trainers, and as such, training is minimal. When you join us we provide some orientation to the way we work and our company policies and procedures, and where necessary we will provide additional help and any training and preparation for particular clients (style of instruction, special requirements etc.). If you are entrepreneurial, we are a small-scale but fast-growing company - this provides opportunities for business partnerships and additional roles at IA. If you are looking for more responsibility, the right Trainers can eventually become Key Account Managers - who provide essential front line support to important clients.
Starters' average salary?
Our rates vary by client and depend on convenience and number of hours on offer. The same trainer can have different rates with different clients, but the average rate is about €24. At winter holiday and summer we pay bonuses as part of our profit-sharing scheme, which will reflect, among other things, any extra or specific admin required by particular clients. For trainers with multiple clients this can mean an additional few hundred Euros each period.