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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Barclays



16th July 2014
      Your Address

Mrs. M Foster,
        Graduate Recruitment Manager,
        Elsewhere Bank plc,
        39 High Street,
        Manchester. M2 1RS

Dear Mrs         Foster

I was very interested to read your advertisement for a Graduate           Trainee on the University of Kent vacancy database as it precisely fits my career plans.

I first became interested in retail banking during an "Insight" course         which I attended during my second year at University. Since then, discussion         with my careers adviser and my own research have confirmed my belief that this         is a career which will enable me to use not only my interest in business and finance           but also my skills in working with people, both in an advisory and a managerial           capacity.

I am particularly interested in a career with Elsewhere         Bank, because of the high reputation of your graduate training scheme, and your         commitment to giving new recruits early responsibility.

During my time as a student I have had a variety of part-time and vacation         jobs, all of which have required me to work as part of a team and to deal directly         with the public. I found my work at the Tourist Information Office particularly         valuable in teaching me the           importance of ascertaining customers' needs and providing clear and accurate           information in response to those needs.

As part of my degree course, I chose to carry out a final-year project which         involved a statistical analysis of 150 questionnaires sent to local employers. To           process this information, I taught myself to set up and use a database and felt           great satisfaction in completing this project well ahead of the end-of-term           deadline. Although my overall degree result was a 2.2., this particular         piece of work was awarded a high 2.1.

I         will be available for interview at any time apart from the 12 - 24 August when         I have arranged a holiday in Italy. I look forward to hearing from you shortly and enclose my CV for your consideration.

Yours sincerely

John Andrews

John         Andrews

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