This is an example of a CV that would be suitable for students applying for their first work experience placement.

This CV has been tailored to fit an application for a placement with Sunshine Travel Agencies, a fictional travel agency firm providing work experience for students aged 14-19.

Example CV:

Joe Bloggs

10 Main Street

London C1

123 07777 888 999

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Personal Summary

I am a hard-working and reliable student, currently working towards my GCSEs, which I will take at the end of next year. I am particularly interested in languages and the humanities. I am currently looking to gain some office experience to help me understand what I would like to do in my career.


  • Communication - I have often been asked to tour prospective parents around my school and am used to give class presentations. I am unafraid of speaking to new people or large groups of people.
  • Team Work - I am in two school sports teams. This has taught me how to get along with others, how to take orders and direction and how to use the support of those around me.
  • Organisation and Time Management - Having to balance my school work with sporting commitments has taught me to be organised and to make the best use of my time.
  • Language Skills - I am highly proficient in French, I took my GCSE two years early, and I have a conversational level of Spanish.
  • Numeracy Skills - I am confident in maths.
  • ICT Skills - I have a good understanding of all Microsoft Office packages and I can confidently use all major social media platforms.


Queen Elizabeth School 2011-2015

GCSE - French A* 2014

St John’s Primary School 2005-2011

Hobbies and Interests

  • Sports - I play in the school hockey and football teams. I also enjoy running and swimming.
  • Travel - I am half French so I visit France many times a year. This has awoken a real interest in foreign travel, I love exploring new countries and finding out about their cultures.
  • Cookery - I love cooking dishes from around the world and recently won my school’s “Come Dine With Me” competition.


References available upon request.


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