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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at EY


Graduate Scheme


Dear Sir/Madam,

I have recently completed my final year at City University and have achieved a 2:1 in BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Finance. After researching the firm and its training opportunities for new graduates, I wish to express a strong interest in your Graduate Scheme. This role will serve as a platform to advance my professional career and allow me to demonstrate my skills and attributes at Ernst & Young. I am keen to contribute to your firm, and am eager to make a personal impact on achieving results.

Ernst & Young attracts me because of the vast amount experience that I will gain whilst working here which will be vital throughout my career.

My previous work experiences, coupled with the modules I have studied in my degree, have allowed me to develop and acquire the skills required to add value. I have a thorough understanding of numerous financial aspects as well as a great understand for accounting due to my degree and a general self-passion. My experiences within the City Economics and Finance society have developed me into becoming a good team worker, whilst captaining an 11-a-side cricket team has enhanced my leadership skills. In addition to this, working in a retail environment, has allowed me to communicate with a broad range of individuals and manage client relationships, further developing my interpersonal skills.

I believe that actively participating in this job will offer me a sound opportunity to gain an insight into the actuarial and financial world. I envisage the role will provide me a challenging and memorable experience, where my own unique blend of skills and outlook are welcomed. I look forward to duties where I can make a good impression and maintain an impeccable reputation on behalf of this prestigious firm. Ernst & Young values teamwork, innovation and passion, which coincide with my own principles. This is why I believe I am an ideal candidate.

Ernst & Young provides a supportive and guided help for graduates to improve themselves and help them towards a clear purpose, allowing them to set career goals and gives them the power to achieve them. Wanting to seriously develop my actuarial career, I believe Ernst & Young give the most impressive client base and will be able to provide a more challenging array of work or just the fact that I will have an opportunity to collaborate with the best minds in the industry.

I hope that, on consideration of my CV, you will be persuaded of my potential to perform well on this career opportunity with this job prospect and to make a real contribution as a member of your firm. I can be available for an interview at any time and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely,


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