Sample Cover Letter

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Below is a sample cover letter following our outlined criteria for a good cover letter

Your name
Your Address
Employer’s name
Employers Address

Dear (Name of employer) / To whom it may concern,

I wish to apply for the post of basic grade physiotherapist in the City Hospital. Please find enclosed a copy of my CV. I am a 2012 graduate from University College Dublin where I achieved a 2.1 honours degree with clinical distinction. During my physiotherapy degree, I was fortunate to gain respiratory experience in the City Hospital when I worked in the High Dependency Unit, neurosurgical ICU along with my involvement in the weekly pulmonary rehabilitation programme. During my physiotherapy degree I also had the opportunity to manage a similar patient population to that at the City Hospital in my time in Cork University Hospital (OPD, fracture clinics and Neurorehabilitation), and Waterford Regional Hospital (OPD, COE and occupational Health).

My postgraduate experience includes locum cover in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital where I was responsible for the on-call physiotherapy service during my time there. I gained experience in a private practice and instructed a weekly pilates course. I recently completed a 3 month contract in Google Ireland working as a physiotherapist in an ergonomic role. I currently work with the local GAA club during the week.

I am a full practicing member of the ISCP and have insurance with O’Driscoll O’Neill.
I thoroughly enjoy working in a hospital setting and am keen to gain further postgraduate experience in this area. I would appreciate your consideration of my application and I am available for interview at your convenience.

Yours Sincerely,


Joe Bloggs