Engineering Graduate Cover Letter Template

Author: Category: Category: Cover Letters Date: 9th January, 2014

This page provides an example cover letter template for engineering graduates.  For more information about the engineering industry and graduate schemes, view our main engineering page here.

Engineering Cover Letter Template:

Jane Bloggs
Recruitment Manager

Joe Bloggs
Date: 17th September 2013

Ref: 987654. Graduate Engineering  Trainee Vacancy, 12th September, Monster.

Talented and safety aware engineering graduate with excellent creative problem solving skills

[Attention. Capture attention in paragraph 1]

In your job posting, you indicated that you were looking for a talented engineering graduate with with attention to detail, creativity, excellent problem skills and a good awareness of relevant regulations. Well, I have a 2:1 degree in Engineering and I spent a year in industry working for a leading civil engineering firm where I was required to assist engineers with aspects of drawing and design – and during this time I demonstrated all the required skills for the role. Please find my CV and Cover letter to both apply for and justify why I am suited to this role.

[Interest. Develop interest by showing how you match their requirements in paragraph 2]

Your job advert asked for candidates who have can combine creativity and ambitious design  but  who can also conform to industry standard safety specifications.  For my third year project I came up with a radical bridge design and I enjoyed the challenging of making it comply with safety regulations. You can see a full list of my designs on my website here and I will be pleased to talk about my designs at interview.

[Desire. Build desire by creating a sense of scarcity paragraph 3]

I have 2.5 combined years of work experience and internships in engineering firms and I accumulated more engineering experience than the typical engineering graduate.

[Culture fit. Show how you fit the team culture paragraph 4]

I noticed on your company blog that your engineering team are keen climbers and mountaineers. I also enjoy mountaineering and regularly climb at Symond’s Yat in Gloucestershire and so I think I may have a lot in common with your team.

[Call to action in paragraph 5]

As  you can see I am excited about this opportunity and am keen to show that I am the graduate who can really make a difference to your business. I do look forward to hearing from you!

Yours sincerely,


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