With LOD Trainee

Kickstart an in-house career

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Pass your SQE the LOD way

At LOD, we're known for breaking new ground and bringing a stamp of quality to everything we do.

That's why we're among the first providers to offer paralegals an SRA-registered route to the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). And why our LOD Trainee programme is innovative, flexible and designed to develop the in-house stars of the future.

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Why choose LOD Trainee?

You'll gain the two years' experience needed to qualify through a series of paid assignments at some of the world's best-known companies. You'll also get one-to-one support all the way, from quarterly reviews and coaching to bespoke training in soft skills and access to senior mentors.

It's everything you'll need to kickstart an exciting in-house career.

  • Valuable experience with leading in-house teams

  • Exciting assignments across a range of industries

  • Second-to-none learning and development support

  • Preferential rates and partial funding towards preparatory courses and SQE exams

  • Fully funded scholarships available

Tempted to become an LOD Trainee?

Get in touch for an informal chat - we'd love to hear from you!

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4 Steps

to become a future in-house leader

Step 1

Sign up with LOD and we'll find the perfect assignment for you with the world's most exciting companies.

Register your interest in the next LOD Trainee assessment centre and complete six months of assignments.

Step 2

Complete our assessment centre and apply for one of our fully funded scholarships. Once you've successfully passed the assessment centre, you'll become an LOD Trainee!

Find out if you've been awarded one of our fully funded scholarships and receive information about the programme, plus gain access to our bespoke digital mySQE journal.

Step 3

We'll ask your in-house supervisor to supply feedback and sign off your record each quarter.

You'll attend quarterly reviews to discuss your progress and how you could build your skills further.

Step 4

Once you've built up two years' experience, we'll sign off on your SRA application to qualify.

When your experience is signed off and you've passed the SQE1 & SQE2 when you're ready - you are qualified.


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What our clients say

"We're passionate about opening up the legal professional to individuals from all backgrounds and LOD Trainee is a hassle-free way of doing so."

"It's allowed us to get both our junior work done at the same time as working on our D&I commitments and changing the legal industry."

"LOD Trainee has been an ideal solution for us to support the progression of junior talent without needing financial investment from the business."