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Intuition to provide clients with on-line trainer resourcing using ESP

Learning NewsBray Leino Learning

9 May 2003: Intuition, the UK's primary supplier of freelance IT trainers, has teamed up with Enterprise Study, providers of the ESP training business administration platform, to offer a radical new service. The new internet-based capability will provide clients with the ability to locate the right trainer with the right skills in the right location from Intuition's substantial database of freelance trainers. Training managers will be provided with a huge resource that is as easy (and sometimes easier) to use in scheduling events as their own internal instructors.

Typically training managers have no real time picture of the competency and availability of contract instructors. Other vital information necessary for making cost-conscious scheduling and resource decisions is also usually unavailable, such as the cost of moving instructors around the country, comparisons between internal and external resources and up to date trainer skills information. Instead, it is common for training operations teams to spend time sifting through instructors' CVs and contacting potential candidates. And the information readily available to base decisions on is often out of date and in numerous file formats from e-mails to Excel spreadsheets.

Henry Jodrell, Sales Director at Intuition Group, said: "The ESP service will provide our customers with real-time resource information, so that training managers can quickly locate the most suitable trainers for each course that they run. ESP operates as an extension to a training providers' own operation, enabling comparisons between trainers, based on geographic location, cost, skills and availability."

Many of the leading UK IT training providers currently use Intuition Group's flexible and scalable resourcing for freelance trainer provision, including Informatics, Parity, Pitman, QA and Spring.

"The information can potentially make a big difference to the efficiency and operating costs of training providers," continued Jodrell. "For the first time, training managers will be able to make resource utilisation decisions based on the most up-to-date information from a very wide pool of resources."

About ESP
ESP is a scaleable training business administration platform that provides event scheduling, booking and e-commerce functionality and comprehensive activity reporting for training businesses. ESP is provided in an application service provider (ASP) environment. ESP is for both corporate training departments and commercial training provider businesses. Find out more at

For further information about ESP contact:
Richard Williams
Telephone: +44 (0) 1242 519085