Retirement Resignation Letter Template

Published on: 24 Mar 2017

Retirement resignation

If you’ve decided that it’s time to retire, it’s best practice to formalise your workforce departure by notifying your current employer in writing. A retirement resignation letter is the last you’ll ever have to write, so  stick to the formalities and thank the company for the employment opportunity and experience, but be sure to make it a good one.

Retiring from your job? Use our sample retirement resignation letter as a template for your formal resignation notification. Tailor it to suit you, and hand it to your employer during or after an in person discussion.

If you’re not retiring, but still want to resign, then check out our guide on what not to do when you resign or our short notice resignation letter template.


Your Name
Contact Number
Email Address

Company’s Name
Company’s Address

Dear {Title & Name of Recipient},

Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation, I am writing to inform you that I will be retiring from the role of {Job Title} at {Company name} effective on {Date}.

I have enjoyed all aspects of working for {Company name}, I consider my time spent here extremely rewarding and productive. However, I must hand in my resignation to focus on my health. Although I look forward to my retirement, I am saddened as I will very much miss being part of the team and company in the years to come.

I sincerely appreciate the great experiences and opportunities given to me whilst working here for {Length of time}, I have loved being part of the team. I hope to remain available for any consultations, or assistance you may need in the near future.

If there is anything more I can do to ensure that the transition of work is as successful as possible, please let me know.

Thank you once again for everything,

Yours Sincerely,
___________ Signature

Your Name