The covering letter
A resume needs to be accompanied by a covering letter. The covering letter must include several elements, such as what makes you a great applicant for the specific Australian Apprenticeship position you are interested in. Click here to see a sample covering letter.
The brief covering letter should be addressed to the right person within the company. That person may be listed in a job advertisement, or you will have identified the right person when you were researching and contacting companies that are likely to employ Australian Apprenticeships in your area of interest (see “Getting Started”).
The covering letter should include:
- a statement outlining your interest in becoming an Australian Apprentice with the company
- a copy of your resume
- a copy of the Australian Apprenticeship Job Description for the type of job you are interested in, and if possible the Job Pathway Chart for the industry
- a copy of government incentives and other information for employers provided to you by your local Australian Apprenticeships Centre
- We suggest that you advise the employer in your covering letter that you will contact them in few days time to discuss your letter with them. Then post the letter
After forwarding your resume and covering letter, contact the employer in five to seven days time to discuss your interest
For more information about covering letters go to the My Future.
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