Learning Lab is a new training programme for all ForrestBrown staff, new and old alike. Newcomers will be able to use the programme to immerse themselves in all things ForrestBrown, and our established tax advisers will be able to access individual modules as and when they would like to brush up on a particular skill.

Learning Lab, designed and led by director Jennifer Tragner, will focus on technical excellence and client service, two of ForrestBrown’s core values. Jennifer said:

ForrestBrown demands a lot of its staff in asking them to deliver technically brilliant work and outstanding client service. But it’s essential we apply these values to everything we do.

We want our people to be the very best they can. The launch of Learning Lab demonstrates our commitment to our growing team of tax advisers and is a fantastic opportunity for them to grow professionally.

The programme has been split into 14 modules covering three main areas:

Three values for personal development

Participants will be taught in a classroom setting and will then be asked to apply what they have learnt in a client setting.

First to try out Learning Lab will be Philippa Perry, our newest Tax Consultant who is currently working towards her Chartered Tax Adviser qualification. She’ll also be joined by Tom Jones, who recently joined as a Tax Manager from PwC. Tom said:

“Being one of the first Learning Lab participants is an exciting prospect. Although I’m already a qualified tax adviser, this six-month programme will help me to hone my skills as I specialise and get to grips with the finer detail of R&D tax credits.”

Philippa and Tom’s feedback will help us to test and refine the programme for future newcomers. We’ll also be rolling out the Learning Lab programme to all of our advisers in the coming weeks. They will plan which skills they would like to refresh and what modules they could benefit from during their annual objective-setting session.

Do you like the sound of our new Learning Lab programme? We’re looking to boost our team of tax advisers and a list of the roles we are recruiting for are available on our careers site along with more information about life at ForrestBrown.