[Your Name]



[Hiring manager’s name]

[Hiring manager’s company name]

[Company address]


[Today’s Date]


Dear Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms [Hiring manager’s name – if not known, simply Sir/Madam]

I wish to apply for the role of [Job Title], currently being advertised on reed.co.uk. Please find enclosed my CV for your consideration.

As you can see from my attached CV, I have recently completed my [most recent qualification – e.g. GCSE’s, A-levels], and am expected to earn a [projected grades] in [relevant subjects], which I believe I can put to practical use in this role.

This position particularly interests me because of my passion for [Subject]. During my studies, I researched topics such as [topics or modules relevant to the position], which helped build my knowledge around the subject.

I further added to my interest in this field independently. For example, recently I have [completed work experience/attended an event/volunteered] which helped me expand upon, and start practically applying, what I’ve learned in my studies.

I see the role of [Job Title] as the perfect position for me to make the most of my passion and enthusiasm, and also build the foundations for a successful career in the [X industry]. Despite my limited work experience, I believe my eagerness to learn, coupled with my [relevant skills] will help [company name] build upon their reputation as [state their position in market – learned through your research].

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss my application further.


Yours sincerely/Yours faithfully [Use sincere if you have used the hiring manager’s name, if not known, use faithfully],

[Your name]

[Contact phone number]

[Signature - if desired]