This is an example of a CV for students aged 16 or over. It could be used for applications to weekend and holiday jobs or work experience and internships.

This particular example is tailored to a part-time job at high street retailer The Clothes Company. The applicant in this case is responding via email, which is why the company’s address is not included.


This cover letter is writte in the response to the following job description:

The Clothes Company, Shop Assistant-

We are searching for two new sales assistants to join our 10-person team for at least one day a week. Applicants must be confident, motivated and passionate about fashion retail. Our staff are expected to have an interest in our brand as they will be representing it to the customers.

Day-to-day tasks will include providing help and advice to customers, replenishing stock, managing the till, opening and closing the shop, ensuring the shop stays clean and stock is always properly displayed.

Wherever something is underlined in blue, the candidate has made a reference to the job advertisement. This includes the job requirements and the tasks that the candidate will be expected to carry out. 

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