If you are finishing school soon and looking to step into the big wide world then you may or may not have an idea of what role or type of company you would like to work for and learn about. This is a difficult time for any school leaver but you need to have prepared a CV which details all your education and any work experience or Saturday type jobs that you have done including your hobbies and a bit of general information about you and what you are like as a person.
If you are looking to now send your CV to a company or a few companies for roles, please see the below covering letter which could help you as a guide. You can use this School Leaver cover letter example for your job applications after amending it as suitable. Let us know if you need more help with writing your letter.
School Leaver Job Cover Letter
Application for a School Leaver role (or what role specifically you are applying for)
I have recently finished (what school) or I am due to finish (what school) in (when) and I would like to apply for the role which you have got advertised in (where) and (when).
(This is where you need to sell yourself and explain about your skills and what you have done at school, think of things that set you apart from other school leavers).
During my time at school I have always enjoyed (what subjects) and this is one of the reasons why I would like to apply to work for your company.
I am very hard working and enjoy learning new skills; I am determined to have a successful career within (what industry if you know) and would be very grateful to be given an opportunity to do this.
I am IT literate, (have done what at work experience), I understand (what – how an office works etc).
I live (how far from the company you are applying for?) and I would be able to get there by (what method of transport, this shows that you have done your research) and I do not have any restrictions on my working patterns/times.
If you would be interested in my skills, please find enclosed my CV. I am happy to answer any questions that you may have and can attend an interview at short notice.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.