A new Frazer-Nash programme will see a significant investment in upskilling people across the business with digital skills and understanding, to help them deliver the best solutions to the company’s clients.
The Laplace (pronounced ‘luh-plas’) programme, led by Chris G Jones, who heads up the company’s Middlesbrough office, will deliver training to over 500 staff in data science and associated skills, developing their understanding of artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing.
Outlining the thinking behind the programme, Chris said:
“Many of our people are already data science experts, but the world is fast-evolving, and we want to make sure no-one is left behind in this digital, data rich world. We’re giving as many people as possible across our business the chance to take part in this programme, and to develop their skills.
“The programme has been designed to enhance and build on the skills and knowledge our people already have – so some will have in-depth training in specific topics such as data visualisation, while others will need a higher-level overview of the many exciting technologies out there.
Chris also described the benefits that the programme would offer Frazer-Nash’s clients, saying:
“The mathematician, Laplace, took a real variable and turned it into a complex variable, and our Laplace programme has a similar aim, to take the skills our people have and add depth to make them more complex. We’re renowned for solving our clients’ problems, and this training will help us identify how we can use new technologies to offer even better answers to their questions and challenges.
“We want to help our customers to understand how to do things in a way they didn’t know was possible, to spot new opportunities, and to identify when digital solutions are the best solutions.”