Along with having a good CV, a well-written cover letter will also make you stand out to a potential employer, improving your chances at getting the role that you desire.
Your cover letter shouldn’t be too long – like with a CV, it should be concise and easy for the employer to read; explaining why you are interested in the position, and why you think you’re a suitable candidate.
This should be short and simple; stating the position you are applying for, and where you heard about it.
Why Would You Be Good For the Position?
In the second paragraph, you should highlight any skills, qualities and experience you have relevant to the role.
You should also mention if you have any previous qualifications that will help your study; but as this will be for an apprenticeship and you may not have further and higher education qualifications, you can include grades from school, and any certificates you may have been awarded.
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Paragraph 3 should state what you feel you can do for the company, you career goal, and how the role will help you in achieving this. This is a great opporunity for you to expand on points in your CV that make you an ideal candidate.
As this is for an apprenticeship, you can really emphasise on how the position that you are applying for will help you develop as a person, in order to reach a higher goal in the future.
The Final Paragraph
This is the last opportunity you have to say something that will interest the employer in wanting to bring you in to be interviewed; therefore a great place to share why you are interested in the apprenticeship overall, briefly highlighting skills and experience mentioned previously.
It would also be a good place to mention something about the company, so do some research and mention something to show that you do have an interest in the company and what they do.
It is a good idea to end the paragraph by expressing in interest in attending an interview if they so wish, and thanking them for taking the time to read through your application.
Closing the Letter
You should end your cover letter by writing ‘Yours Sincerely …’, as you do not know the person in question, and writing your name.
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