Careers and Employability Service

CVs, Covering Letters and Application Forms

A range of example CVscovering letters and application forms for students and graduates, complete with interactive help.


Please remember that these are examples – they are not templates. They are designed as guidelines to the key points that should be covered in a CV for these areas of work, but there are many ways to compose and structure a CV and there is no single “right” way. Feel free to choose any of these examples and to adapt it in the way that works best for you. Also, CVs and covering letters should be composed in your own words. Don't lift phrases and paragraphs word-for-word from these examples – employers may well recognise them!

CVspile of CVs on desk

Example CVs.

Example Covering Letters

Example Application Forms

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Last Updated: 18/04/2018