Cover letter for apprenticeship (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “apprenticeship cover letters.”

Samples of apprenticeship cover letter

A great apprenticeship cover letter is vital in your job search journey as it helps your employer know who you are and what you can offer to the organization. 

When writing an apprenticeship cover letter, these are some of the important things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1:

“Dear David Jones,

I am writing to apply for the finance apprenticeship with ACCA Global. As advertised on Please find my CV enclosed.

I am very interested in the finance apprenticeship offered by ACCA because of the programme’s focus on future accountancy strategies.

The ACCA brand is a hallmark of quality in accounting and finance. As one of the most respected professional bodies in the UK and around the world.

When you read my CV you will see, I have 2 years of work experience doing administration and accounts for Staffs Media and this has given me teamwork skills, as well as the ability to work confidently as an individual. I am a committed student, on course to achieve three A-levels. My focus and interest in maths have provided a groundwork of knowledge that will be needed for this apprenticeship. I have excellent skills using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Thank you for considering my application, I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you for an interview so that we can discuss your apprenticeship programme in greater detail.

Yours Sincerely,

Your Name.”

Sample 2:

“Dear Mr. Beckett,

Having completed a one-year plumbing traineeship alongside my technical college qualification, I am now looking for an apprenticeship in the Bay area to allow me to continue my learning and work towards my plumbing examinations and National Inspection Testing Certificates.

I averaged sixteen hours a week of practical experience in my previous trainee role and I am looking for an apprenticeship that will allow me to increase that to 3-4 days a week. I know that you have a 100% record of apprentices passing their examinations, so, for me, Pipemaster Plumbing is the place to complete my training.

I am proficient in every aspect of heating and ventilation installations, both in a residential and commercial setting, having worked on over 40 projects over the course of a year. I took part in product selection and procurement and ensured a cost-effective and timely supply of whatever was required for the job. I have a full and current driving license and am used to popping to the trade stores for emergency replacements.

I particularly enjoy full bathroom projects and find the challenge of working with plumbing systems an immensely satisfying one. Every bathroom is unique, and I participated in the CAD design stages to the final installation. Translating a client’s vision into a real (and affordable) the end product is immensely enjoyable.

I am used to working hard and doing mundane jobs that more senior plumbers would rather not tackle. I respect that their time should be spent on truly skilled labor, and I am more than happy to spend the day grouting tiling or cutting pipes to size. I am a good listener, a dedicated team player and a careful and skilled technician.

I would welcome an interview or trial to share my skills and my thirst for learning.


Theresa Bennett”

Sample 3:

“Dear Ms Watson,

My name is Ronald Mackay, and I am writing to you with regard to the ABC Electric Company’s electrician apprenticeship programme. I’m very eager to pursue this profession and believe that I have a natural aptitude for it.

As required, I possess GCSEs in English, maths and physics with good grades. In addition to other studies, I also went on to complete A-Levels in physics and maths, as I naturally gravitated towards these subjects. I have been working for a construction company since finishing school, and this has exposed me to a lot of work with electricians and others on building sites. I often lend my assistance to them, and this has taught me a lot about wiring processes and electrical safety. These experiences convinced me that I would thoroughly enjoy pursuing a career as an electrician.

In addition to this, I am an excellent communicator and have had a lot of experience dealing with clients. I have had to cooperate with many individuals in differing roles in my work, which has also granted me an organisational mindset. My strong attention to detail has also been an asset, and I wish to bring this to the electrician profession.

Thank you very much for considering my application, and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.


Ronald Mackay

0111 2222 333”

Sample 4:

“Dear Mr Venables,

My name is Patricia Clarke, and I wish to submit my candidacy for the finance apprenticeship at Vaughan Global, which I saw advertised on the Indeed website.

I’m very keen to pursue a career in accounting, which I understand to be the focus of the apprenticeship. Your company is very well respected in this regard, and I am eager to learn at Vaughan Global. As your requirements stipulate, I have an A-Level in accounting, and GCSEs in English and maths with excellent grades. I also have an A-Level in maths.

My school also offered software courses and I completed the introductory course in accounting software. This further confirmed my desire to learn accountancy. I have a very critical and organisational mindset, which was useful to me when I worked part-time as an administrative assistant.

I am very thankful for your consideration of my application, and I look forward to discussing it with you further.


Patricia Clarke”

Sample 5:

“Ms Geraldine Cranefeld

Student recruitment manager

International Engineering

Engineering House

XYZ Business Park



15th April 2021

Dear Ms Cranefeld

2021 Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme

I would like to apply for your 2021 Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme and am attaching my CV. I would like to get a degree by combining practical, on-the-job learning with classroom experience and I am particularly interested in the Electronics Engineering Programme on offer.

Since completing my A-levels in maths, IT and physics, I have worked at Woodhouse Superstore, covering shifts as rostered. I have mainly worked in stock replenishment, helping out on other teams if needed, including customer service on tills and the shop floor.

I also have a Saturday job at a local car repair workshop. In the two years I have worked there, I have been involved in all aspects of car repair. Recently, I have taken on more of the electronic and diagnostic work, enabling me to use and improve my problem-solving skills.

I did my Year 10 work experience at a HVAC company, where I spent time on site with one of the field engineers and worked in the office to see how jobs are booked and scheduled. I was particularly fascinated by how heating and ventilation systems are planned in the design department.

My time management and organisation skills have helped me to combine schoolwork with my weekend job while also keeping up with my sports. I am pleased that I helped my netball team win the cup at the same time as achieving good grades.

I am keen to work for International Engineering, a local company which works across the UK and internationally. I would like to use my engineering training to work on your alternative energy projects, such as collaborations with African nations to reduce the dependency on oil.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

(Sign your name here)

Jo Yotan”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I write a cover letter for an apprenticeship with no experience?

How to write a cover letter with no experience

  • Carefully review the job posting and research the company’s website.
  • Explain your skills and achievements relevant to the position.
  • Remind your employer why you are the best choice.

How do I write an application for apprenticeship training?

“I am hard working, committed and positive in approach. I am also a good team player and a fast learner. I am extremely focused and passionate to shape my career with my hard work and dedication. Please find attached my resume which has complete details on my qualification and work experience.”

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How to write an apprenticeship cover letter

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