IELTS letter: thank-you letter to ex-employer

You have worked for a company for a short time during your college course. Write a letter to the head of department expressing your gratitude. In your letter, you should:

  • thank the head of department
  • explain how this has helped you
  • say what your future plans are

Model letter


Dear X

I am writing to thank you for giving me an opportunity to work as an editorial assistant at Alpha Books. It was a most rewarding experience and I certainly enjoyed working with well-known writers and editors.

Although I have always been interested in publishing, I knew very little about this sector before I joined your firm as a trainee. I think this short stint has given me enough exposure in the field. During those two months that I worked with you, I could gain valuable information about the way the publishing industry works. I have also been able to make some valuable contacts.

What’s more, I am now quite convinced that I want to pursue a career in publishing after finishing my studies. Writing and editing have always been my passion. Indeed it would be great if I could return to Alpha Books should a vacancy arise.

Thank you once again for this wonderful job opportunity and I hope to keep in touch with you.


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Manjusha Nambiar

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