Graduate Cover Letter Template

If you’re looking to apply for jobs as a recent graduate, we can help get your cover letter ready with our handy template.

If you also need to go over the basics of cover letter writing, be sure to check out our how-to here.

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Graduate Cover Letter Example


98 Park Hill Gardens
M20 3XU


14 January 2015

Application for role of [insert job title and reference if given]


Dear [hiring manager’s name],

As a recent marketing graduate from the University of Manchester, I am eager to put my skills to work in a fast-paced, buzzing company like [insert company name]. I would like to apply for your Marketing Assistant role as advertised in [insert jobsite/newspaper] as I would prove a perfect fit for your business.

You’ll see from the attached CV that I’m diligent, creative and adept at delivering to tight deadlines. Having led group projects at university and completed a volunteer internship at a leading local consultancy, I offer valuable practical experience to back up my strong 2.1 degree.

A few examples:

  • Created an integrated mock launch campaign for a luxury travel website – from brand development and communications planning to response tracking.
  • Assisted the retail marketing team in one of Manchester’s busiest agencies to create client pitches, direct mail and sales collateral.
  • Contributed a weekly arts blog for the University of Manchester website reporting on student events – from gigs and gallery openings to fashion week.

Thank you for considering my application. I hope to have the opportunity to interview for the role and look forward to hearing from you. You can reach me on [insert number] or [insert email].


Yours sincerely,


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