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The ‘No Experience’ Cover Letter for Learnerships

Cover letters are often pain points for applicants. A pain point is something that can make you uncomfortable and stressed.

Businesses also have pain points. They are worried about how to select the right candidates to be trained and to work with them.

  • Help them through this pain point by giving them excellent reasons to take you on.

What your cover letter must communicate and how you can achieve it

A cover letter is your personal advert, it must sell your skills and enthusiasm for the position. For advice on how to structure cover letters read

The ‘No Experience’ Cover Letter

Here are tips about writing a cover letter when you don’t have any experience.

you need to communicate your passion and commitment to the field that the learnership prepares you for by:

  • Explaining why you want to learn and work with them
    • If the advert only explains the qualification or learnership – research that field and make comments about what interests you most (make sure it’s linked to what you will do on the learnership)
  • Expressing an interest in what they do
    • If the advert mentions who the company will be, find their website and make two positive statements about what you found out.

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Find more advice in the slide share below.

Here’s our video explaining how to structure your cover letter and what you need to be able to communicate to the reader.

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