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Our training

Our team is our strength. That’s why we do whatever we can to give each and every one of them the support they need to grow – as professionals, and as people.

Developing business skills

We’re a firm of chartered tax advisers – the gold standard of tax qualifications. And, as well as being an authorised ICAEW training employer, we make sure we give our employees lots of opportunities to keep developing. We run weekly knowledge sharing sessions and encourage everyone to attend external training courses where they can sharpen up on their business skills.

On top of that, we have our own in-house training programme, the Learning Lab. It’s been specifically designed to help people from all sorts of different career backgrounds develop the skills they need to succeed at ForrestBrown. New joiners complete all of the course modules in their first six months, but everyone in the business is able to access them as a refresher whenever they need it.

The Learning Lab

The Learning Lab takes the form of theoretical, classroom-based learning and practical assessment.

Here is what it covers:


This topic covers day-to-day subjects for tax advisers, like understanding the R&D tax legislation, the BIS guidelines, the EC recommendation on SME status and how we work with other tax legislations.

Risk management

This topic covers risk management procedures, including engaging with clients, record-keeping, and quality assurance processes.

Client service

In this topic, you’ll learn about the skills and behaviours that support our values and our vision – as well as how to generate leads and build a network.