Apprentice Cover Letter Template

No standard cover letter style or template works for an apprentice position.

What works for you depend on how you articulate yourself and your story regarding how much you are enthusiastic to learn the trade and what you could deliver if hired.

A good cover letter for an apprenticeship position might explain why you chose this career option and what you did in the past to learn about it.

It sums up some of the main points of your résumé and indicates what you could deliver.

You may highlight what you have learned through your coursework and how you will be able to use your knowledge to contribute to the prospective company.


Apprentice Cover Letter Template


Your address
City, State, postal code


Full Name of Employer
Title (if suitable and known)
Name of company
City, province, postal code
Email address (If sending via email)


Dear Mr. / Ms. (Last Name):

First paragraph

Introduce yourself as you have just 20 seconds to convince the hiring manager and make them interested in talking with you in an interview. Mention your career objective and 3 of your key skills you would bring to their business or company.

Second paragraph

How did you recognize the value of the trade and the skills they need? Did you talk to anybody in the trade? Did you have any chance to see the deal at work? Tell the recruiter how you know what you know about the profession. Tell them why you have selected them for apprenticeship.

Third paragraph

You know the skills desirable in the trade. Now demonstrate that you have them or have the enthusiasm to learn the same. This is where you need to give a particular example that you might have stated in your resume. How you learned or demonstrated those skills will be helpful.

Fourth paragraph

Reinstate your interest in the apprenticeship position in a way that entices the reader to call you for an interview. An example could be “I look forward to talking to meeting with you. If you have any questions or need to contact me for an interview, you can reach me at (phone number).” If you offered to contact them on your own, then keep in mind – do it when you promised to. They may be waiting for your call or email to see if you follow up on your promises.



(Your Signature)
[Your Typed Name]


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