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Train With Us

Looking to begin a career in Law?

The Firm welcomes an annual intake of Trainee Solicitors each September.

Our training contracts are filled at least 12 months in advance; the application cut-off date being the 30th of April each year for a contract commencing in the September of the following year.

Applications for training contracts should be made by CV and covering letter to our Training Principal Charlotte Clode and emailed to

About Charlotte: Charlotte joined the Firm in 2006, completing her training contract in 2009, and is now a fantastic mentor and Training Principal for all of our FBCMB trainees.

What we look for in a Trainee:

Academic qualifications

We are looking for candidates with A-C grades at GCSE and a minimum B:B:C at A Level, as well as a 1st or 2:1 degree. We welcome applications from individuals with both law and non law backgrounds and have a number of lawyers currently working here who joined us following a change in career.

One of our Partners used to manage a large national department store before making the move into law.

Personal qualities

At FBC Manby Bowdler we are proud to work as ‘One Team’. So whether working with colleagues, clients, community partners or suppliers, we expect our trainees to take the same approach that the Firm is proud to have adopted.

We involve all of our trainees in networking opportunities and social events and encourage them to take a proactive approach to business development and marketing that is aligned to their personal development plans. 

Currently our trainees run the FBCMB Third Thursday Networking Group, which aims to bring together junior professionals in the Wolverhampton area in order to build business networks and relationships.

Why become a solicitor with FBC Manby Bowdler?

So, what next? 

If you are an exceptional person and would like to join the FBCMB ‘One Team’ please email your training contract application including CV and covering letter to Charlotte Clode, Training Principal, at

If you have emailed your application to us already, then please look forward to hearing from us soon. Our assessment centre along with interviews will be held during May 2017.

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