If you have found a role as a Customs Officer which you would like to apply for then you will be aware that the role involves primarily working at an airport or port protecting illegal goods or people being brought into the country.
You need to be able to follow strict rules and procedures to do this role and usually, you will be familiar with the site e.g.: an airport and have done some similar work within this setting and gained a promotion.
If you have seen a role in which you would like to apply for and want some help in writing a covering letter, please see the below example as guidance.
Cover Letter: Customs Officer
Application for a Customs Officer
I have recently seen the position of Customs Officer advertised (where – if internal, on the notice board, bulletin etc) (when) and I would like to be considered for this role. Please find attached my latest CV detailing my experiences and skills.
My previous experiences have been within the administration and I have had the experience of working at (what port, airport) and feel that my skills are transferable to the role of a Customs Officer.
I am a very organised individual who is very strict in working processes and procedures and likes to ensure that I work to the letter and get my job done carefully and accurately.
I have a confident nature and I am happy working as part of a team and on my own initiative depending on the situation. I have had experience with all manners of people from all walks of life and I feel that I deal with people very fairly and firmly as required by the nature of my role.
I enjoy working in this industry and would like to continue my career within this industry and hope that you will consider me for this role.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.