Tough questions to face on trainees By Catrin Griffiths 29 April 2013 00:01 17 December 2015 13:39 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Dagmar Steffens 29 April 2013 at 13:37 Too right. Training on the job will not be easy to organise by firms. In this context, the LPC ‘s strength is its set of skills subjects learnt and assessed in mock real life situations. If this is coupled with (at least at some institutions) real work experience opportunities during students’ time at an institution, and regular real, intense contact with firms and clients as part of a focussed, exciting and mutually beneficial employability programme, then it is hard to see what could reasonably replace the LPC wholesale. Maybe the added value of the LPC is acknowledged by business when firms like CW are recruting paralegals from LPC graduates, and not straight from the LLB. Reply Link Anonymous 1 May 2013 at 11:43 Work for an LPC provider by any chance? Reply Link Susan Cooper 7 May 2013 at 10:42 Alternatively firms could consider the advantages Accutrainee offers which has sought to address many of these issues for firms by delivering a cost effective, flexible, more efficient option. Apologies for the mini sales pitch but these are not new issues, no other industry insists on trying to predict what its junior resource needs will be in 2-3 years time where there is so little flexibility and significant cost involved. On the job training is critical, with trainees able to learn essential lessons from supervisors with the benefit of one to one feedback and development on learning experiences. No prizes for guessing where I work! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.