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Sample Letter to an Employer requesting Work Experience

Your name
Home address
Telephone/ contact number


Name of prospective placement provider
Company Address

Dear Name or Sir/Madam,

I am a Year 10 /12 student from The Commonweal School in Swindon and I am seeking a placement for work experience from ? to ?. I am interested in a career in………and I would be very grateful if you were able to offer me a placement at your business.

The reason why I would like to complete my placement at (company name) is……

(Explain why you have chosen to write to them e.g. I am interested in finding out more about…..or I would like to gain experience in……) You can also use this section to show what you know about the company.

At school I am studying…… My hobbies and interests are……
(Tell the company a bit about yourself; include any responsibilities that you have, both in and out of school)

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully or Yours sincerely (if you know the persons name)

(sign here)

Your name

Don’t forget:

  • Presentation is very important
  • Double check your spellings, especially things that don’t show up on spell check e.g. names and addresses
  • Ask someone to check your letter before you send it