Graduate Cover Letter

Graduate Cover Letter – A Sample

A Graduate Cover Letter – Start by telling them what you know about the company and why you wish to apply for a job there


Say what you can do for them


Tell them what you have done and how well you have done it


End on a positive note



Sample Graduate Cover Letter applying for a place on a Graduate Development Scheme



14 Newcourt Drive, Rathcormac, Co. Galway

Tel: (080) 123 1234  Home (091) 122 221




Miss. J. Whooley – HR Manager

Mid West Utility

Rockmount Road


Co. Cork



March 11th, 2011



Dear Miss Whooley,


I recently saw a copy of your very informative graduate recruitment brochure in the Careers Office of  Limerick Institute of Technology. It states that you recruit Accounting Trainees every year. I am very keen to gain a place on a graduate scheme with such an excellent reputation as yours. One of my neighbours works in the Marketing Department and has told me what a great company it is to work for. I am therefore interested in gaining an interview with you during your forthcoming ‘milk round’ recruiting trip to LIT.


For your information:

  • I will graduate with a First or 2.1 BSc degree in Accounting this June
  • I can state confidently that I have been a dedicated student and have been recognised by the college for my academic achievements through the receipt of various awards, the details of which are shown on my enclosed CV
  • As my CV shows, I have been continually employed, either full- or part-time, since the age of fifteen in jobs dealing with figures and handling cash.
  • Despite my heavy workload, I have also managed to squeeze in a healthy choice of external sporting and charity activities because of my ability to effectively plan and manage my time.
  • My sound academic accomplishments, strong work ethic, drive, organisation skills and passion for the accounting discipline will hopefully convince you that I have the basic ingredients to make a valuable contribution to the Company’s graduate scheme.


I hope you are impressed with what you see on my CV and I look forward to meeting you at the recruiting interviews. Thank you.


Yours sincerely,


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Graduate Cover Letter

Graduate Cover Letter