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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 on preparatory courses and a funding programme in development

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.

Complete six months of assignments.

Step 2

Join the LOD Trainee programme.

Receive information about the programme and access 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 - 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."