If you are looking to break in to the HR sector then you will usually start off as a HR Trainee. A HR Trainee will work alongside other HR professionals and learn all aspects of HR in a generalist way.
As a Trainee in a company, you may get the opportunity to further your qualifications an study specific HR qualifications such as the CIPD qualification which will give you an understanding of the HR way of working.
If you have seen a role in which you want to apply for, please see the below example cover letter which you can use as a guide.
Related: HR Trainee CV Example
HR Trainee Cover Letter Example
Application for the role of HR Trainee
I would like to apply for the role of HR Trainee which you have got advertised in (which publication and when).
I am very interested to work in the HR sector and have been to date working in a busy administration office and have had some experience with personnel records and company forms for staff and managers etc and I am very interested to learn more about Human resources.
I am able to work on my own initiative as well as within a group and I feel that I work well with others and can communicate effectively with others. I am very keen to learn and do what I can to progress for myself and the company that I work for.
I am organised and thorough in my work, I like to keep lists so that no work gets over looked. If I don’t know how to do something then I ensure that I find out how to do it and learn this way.
I am very interested in your company and have been doing some research into your business and feel that I have some transferable skills that would fit into your organisation.
Please find enclosed my CV, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.
I look forward to hearing from you.