Cleaver Fulton Rankin launches digital skills programme
Belfast-based Cleaver Fulton Rankin has launched a new digital skills programme aimed at helping its lawyers learn a range of key business skills.
The new programme covers IT, legal technology, marketing and business development, with courses offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
The firm previously established a digital skills committee in early 2022, with members drawn from across all sectors of the business: Kerry McCloy, innovation and legal technology director; Kerri Bradley, HR director; Alan McAlister, CPD director; Paul Rickerby, head of IT; Jenny Robinson, head of marketing and tenders; and Joanne Graham, legal secretary.
The digital skills programme is designed to be interactive, with live and recorded sessions delivered by internal experts, though there is also a separate online training system for flexible learning.
Commenting on the programme, Ms McCloy said: “The programme was developed to align with our firm-wide innovation strategy which includes a commitment to developing the skills of our staff and streamlining our internal processes, creating time and cost efficiencies.
“The programme will also enable us to provide a greater choice of legal solutions for our clients.
“The investment in this programme further enhances the culture of innovation and collaboration amongst all of our staff at Cleaver Fulton Rankin.”
Ms Bradley added: “The training and development of our team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been the centre focus of our people strategy, providing key opportunities to support individual career progression.
“This is a valuable opportunity to invest in our team, contributing to a supportive environment which encourages knowledge sharing and continued learning at all levels.
“As an interactive programme, delivered both online and in-person, our team will be able to engage and become actively involved in their own learning, and how this is shaped. This will provide key opportunities to engage our team as we continue to enhance our training and development programme.
“In line with our people strategy, we are excited to roll out this innovative programme in 2023, which will continue to enrich the employee experience at Cleaver Fulton Rankin.”