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Covering Letters

Whenever you submit a CV you also need to send a tailored covering letter (or email). It should explain your motivation for that role and organisation and emphasise your relevant skills and experience.

Current students can access a short recording entitled Top Tips for Covering Letters via the Careers Network Learn Page CA007.

Your covering letters need to:

  • Be specific to the role and highlight why you are suitable, refering to your CV where necessary.
  • Show you have researched the company and reflect this in your reason for applying.
  • Present you in a concise, logical and structured way, that is readable and interesting.

Check out our Covering Letter Template‌ and the Graduate CV and Covering Letter templates from Prospects

Click on the tabs below for examples of covering letters for:

To help you self-assess your own covering letters, use our