Many of my students tend to tie themselves in knots when trying to write a letter for work experience.
Here I explain a few simple paragraphs to smash out a letter for work experience.
There are SIX tiny paragraphs:
- The aim
|What||I am writing this letter seeking work experience in hairdressing at your salon.|
|Me||I am friendly and have a bubbly nature and like playing with my friends hair.|
|Why||I would like to try hairdressing because this is a career I am thinking of doing in the future.|
|The Aim||I hope to gain an understanding of the day to day operations in a salon and the skills needed to be a good hairdresser.|
|When||Our school has a work experience commencing Monday 5th May. I hope this is suitable for you.|
|Thankyou||Thank you for your time.|
|What||I am seeking working experience in engineering. I was hoping that I could do this with you.|
|Me||I work with my dad regularly at home, welding and making things like trailers and farm stuff.|
|Why||I would like to see what it is like to work in a real engineering workshop and explore the different things that you make.|
|The Aim||I hope that doing a week of work experience with you will help me decide if engineering is for me.|
|When||Our school is flexible with work experience weeks, however, I was hoping that sometime during March would suit you.|
|Thankyou||Thank you for reading my letter.|
|What||I am writing this letter to ask for work experience in your veterinary practice.|
|Me||I really like animals, and have many pets. I look after them extremely well and enjoy their company. I breed Labradors.|
|Why||I am thinking of a career in animals – possibly a Veterinarian.|
|The Aim||I understand that it is really difficult to become a VET, so I was hoping that you will be able to talk to me about this and what I need to do, and what VCE subjects I need to study in the future.|
|When||Our College has two weeks set aside for work experience: 15 to 19 March and 6 to 10 June. I hope that one of these weeks suits you.|
|Thankyou||Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.|
Keep your letter simple, straight-forward and easy to read.