School Leaver Cover Letter

School-leaver seeking retail role. Fields such as ‘date’, ‘address’ and ‘name’ have been left blank should you wish to edit to suit your own application.



Postal Code:


Dear [insert name],

I am writing to apply for the position of ‘Trainee Supervisor’ at the [insert shop name] store in [insert location].

Having recently graduated from school with A-Levels in Textiles, Business Studies and English, I am now keen to put my studies to practical use within a brand that I admire.

Key skills:

-Experience within the retail sector: Two years part-time at [insert name], where I eventually managed small teams over the busy summer and Christmas periods

-Fashion and brand awareness: Studied Textiles and Business for A level

-Social/team player: confident and friendly in all social situations, developed through my role as sales assistant at [insert experience] and [insert experience

Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider my application. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions.


Yours truly,


[insert name]