Download a Simple Example of a Cover letter That Can Help You Get a Job Interview

Here below is a simple cover letter example that you can download and edit with your own information.

First, remember to put your address on the right side of the letter and the company’s address on the left.

Now, read below how you can construct your letter.


Date: 12 January 2017

Dear Sir/Madam

Application for Admin Clerk Job Position

I hereby apply for the Admin Clerk Position that was advertised on on the 15th of February 2017. I believe that my experience and qualifications will make me a valuable asset to your organisation.

Below are the reasons why I think I am the best candidate for this position.

I believe I have relevant skills, qualifications and experience for the position I am applying for.

I am able and capable of learning quickly and I will also contribute in making the company more successful.

I have acquired knowledge about this job through trainings attended and that has been well indicated on my curriculum vitae.

You can reached on my mobile (081 000 0000) or email address

I would appreciate if you alert me via email if you have received my application.

I am available for interview during working hours from Monday to Friday.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Gladys Mokoena

Attached Documents:

CV, ID copy, Certificates of my qualifications


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SANCCOB Intern Programme CT

SANCCOB, South Africa’s leading marine non-profit organisation, offers a variety of internships and job opportunities that will prepare those interested in following a career in bird rehabilitation and conservation.

We are seeking a Procurement and Logistics Intern to join our dynamic team in the Western Cape, Cape Town.

The successful applicant will assist the Procurement and Inventory Officer to manage and control all stock and supplies, including sourcing, purchasing and receiving in a controlled and responsible manner, ensuring maximum savings and financial efficiency for the organisation.

Key responsibilities


  • Assist with sourcing stock and supplies, and arranging efficient delivery
  • Placing stock orders
  • Assist with regulating major suppliers and establishing a vendor master file
  • Stock control:
  • Ensure that all stock is duly received and accounted for
  • Assist in maintaining stock control
  • Logistics:
  • Assist with providing logistic support for all projects and operations at SANCCOB
  • Assist with maintaining company vehicles and controlling usage
  • Other:
  • Assisting with general administration and reception duties
  • Assisting the finance team with obtaining any related documentation and invoices
  • This position will be best suited to a Procurement & Stock Control student or recent graduate who seeks to gain practical experience.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable proof of the following:

  • Computer literacy with advanced Word and Excel skills
  • Strong administration skills
  • Strong numeric skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Length: 12 month internship

Closing date for applications: 8 March 2017

Hours of work: Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 17:00

Monthly contribution to living costs of R2000.00 will be given to intern

Reporting to: Procurement and Inventory Officer


Please forward CV (max 3 pages) and a letter of motivation to, Attention Volunteer Coordinator.

Click Here to VACANCIES

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R17 Million Skills Development Programme for Youth

A newly launched R17 million skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle.

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant launched the skills programme for the Compensation Fund (CF) in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

The skills programme is aimed at injecting financial, accounting and actuarial skills into the Compensation Fund which is undergoing a major overhaul and realignment to meet its social security obligation in the South African labour market.

The duration of the programme will range from three to six years.

Speaking at the launch held in Pretoria, Minister Oliphant said as government they are optimistic that the programme will contribute to addressing what is often referred to as scarce skills and enhance the employability of people especially the youth from poor backgrounds.

“The initiative that we are launching is yet another of many efforts that this government is pursuing to address unemployment, and by extension playing a catalytic role towards an all-inclusive economic participation of our people in general, and our youth in particular.

“We are deeply concerned that unemployment still remains very high among our young people. Stats-SA also points out that youth (aged between15-34) remain vulnerable in the labour market with unemployment rate of 37.1% which is 10.6 percentage points above the national average,” the Minister said.

Minister Oliphant explained that the criterion for admission on the programme has been crafted in a manner that is not going to keep out deserving candidates.

The partnership with SAICA seeks to achieve three things namely to:

Develop specialised skills for the needs of the Compensation Fund in order to enhance the capabilities to deliver on its mandate;

Train more than what is needed and through the Public Employment Services; facilitate the placement of the learners in job opportunities within government and other institutions; and

Enhance the employability of participants on the programme and as such contribute meaningfully in addressing the unemployment challenge.

The recent statistics show that the share of employed persons with tertiary qualifications, was highest among the white and Indian and/or Asian population groups at 30.3%, while the share of employed persons with a tertiary qualification among the black African and the Coloured population groups, was a miserable 17% and 13%, respectively.

Stats-SA also points out that youth (aged between 15-34) remain vulnerable in the labour market with an unemployment rate of 37.1% which is 10.6 percentage points above the national average.

The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2016 released by Statistics South Africa last week, also indicate that employment grew by 235 000 resulting in slight decline in the unemployment rate to 26.5%.

It also states that the growth in employment was mainly driven by the services industry which grew by 73 000, followed by transport and manufacturing which grew by 46 000 and 44 000, respectively.

The programme will enrol 100 learners for 2017/18 as follows:

      Medical Doctors: (20)


      Medical Orthotics and Prosthesis: (20)


      Nurses: (20)


      Occupational Therapists: (35)


Actuaries: (5)

The SAICA is the foremost accountancy body in South Africa and one of the leading Institutes in the world. It plays an influential role in a highly dynamic business sector.

The mission of SAICA is to serve the interests of the chartered accountancy profession and society, by upholding professional standards. –

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Learner Plant Operator Operating X20 Positions at Eskom

Eskom’s Kendeal power station in Mpumalanga, is offering a learnership to deserving individuals. Their are x20 Learner Plant Operator Operating available. Position : Learner Plant Operator Operating x20 (Generation Division)
Vacancy type: External/Internal
Task Grade : TR5
Area of Speacialization : Operating
Department : Operating
Business Unit : Kendal Power Station
Location : South Africa (Mpumalanga)
Reference Number : 5000420583DW

Closing Date : 2/28/2017

Minimum Requirements


  • Grade12 /N3 with Physical Science and Mathematics
  • Languages include English as a second language

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to apply Maths and Science knowledge
  • Good understanding of thermodynamics

Key Responsibilities




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Salary: R4 989.00 Per Month at Department of Local Government WC

Closing Date: 10 March 2017
Salary: Stipend: R4 989.00 per month

Oudtshoorn Municipality in partnership with the Department of Local Government: Western Cape is proud to present skills development opportunities for graduate youth permanently residing in the Oudtshoorn municipal area.


  • Successfully completed Degree or National diploma within the last three years (2014 – 2016) at an accredited tertiary institution with attached proof (where applicable)
  • Be a South African Citizen
  • The applicant must reside within the municipal area


  • Spatial and Regional Planning
  • Human Resource Management/Development
  • Risk Management
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental Health Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Strategic and Regional Planning
  • Policy Development and Research
  • Law
  • Information and Communication Technology.

How To Apply

Interested applicants who meet the abovementioned criteria should apply using the prescribed application form obtainable from HR Development & Transformation section. For any enquiries contact Rayline Wagenaar at 044-203 3054 or at

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Home Affairs is Recruiting 8 Local Office Managers: Send Application Via Email

LOCAL OFFICE MANAGER 8 POSTS SALARY : All-inclusive salary package of R726 276 to R855 516 per annum, Level 12


CENTRE : Eastern Cape: Large Office: East London (1 Post) Ref No: HRMC 14/17/1a Eastern Cape: Large Office: Port Elizabeth (1 Post) Ref No: HRMC 14/17/1b Gauteng: Large Office: Germiston (1 Post) Ref No: HRMC 14/17/1c Gauteng: Large Office: Pretoria (1 Post) REF NO: HRMC 14/17/1d Gauteng: Large Office: Soweto (Orlando) (1 Post) REF NO: HRMC 14/17/1e KwaZulu-Natal: Large Office: EThekwini (1 Post) REF NO: HRMC 14/17/1f Limpopo: Large Office: Polokwane (1 post) REF NO: HRMC 14/17/1g Northern Cape: Large Office: Kuruman (1 Post) REF NO: HRMC 14/17/1h


REQUIREMENTS : A 3 year tertiary qualification at NQF level 6 as recognised by SAQA. A Degree at NQF level 7 will be an added advantage, A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in Operations Management in a Customer Service environment and/ or a Grade 12 qualification with 6 years’ relevant experience in Operations Management in a Customer Service environment of which 3 years should be at a management level. At least 2 years’ relevant experience within the Public Service will be an added advantage. Must be computer literate. Knowledge of workflow planning and capacity planning. Knowledge of Civic Services Regulations, the Immigration Act and Refugee Act will be an added advantage. Knowledge and understanding of the Public Service prescripts and the South African constitution. Experience in resource management as well as understanding of Human Resources legislations and prescripts. Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act. Experience in Financial Management as well as understanding of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Treasury Regulations. A valid driver’s license and willingness travel extensively. Willingness to work extended hours (including weekends, holidays and shifts) are required.


DUTIES : The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following specific tasks: Manage effective operations within a Local Office. Ensure efficient and effective utilization of resources within the Local Office, mobile and health 47 facilities. Ensure effective risk and compliance management within the Local Office. Ensure successful business transformation within the Local Office. Establish and manage relationships with relevant stakeholders to support service delivery. Develop and maintain an operational plan complemented by action plans for service delivery in the Office. Support, provide inputs and advice on policy development and ensure the effective implementation thereof. Revisit, review and streamline all processes to ensure accuracy and efficiency in providing Civic and Immigration services. Develop, interpret and manage statistical information on service standards, throughout times, bottlenecks, volumes and error rates. Ensure the effective and uniform implementation of Standard Operating Procedures. Inform the Regional Manager about work progress, problems and corrective measures applied. Ensure sound financial and revenue management within the Office in line with the PFMA and Treasury Regulations. Provide inputs into the IS infrastructure planning and management and ensure effective implementation. Ensure effective risk and compliance management by physically inspecting and conducting office based auditing of procedures and controls. Establish and manage relationships with all relevant stakeholders to support service delivery in the Region. Attend to and ensure resolution of enquiries and / or complaints.


ENQUIRIES : Ms P Reddy, Tel no: (012) 406 7263

APPLICATIONS : Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your CV, certified copies of qualifications, driver’s license and ID together with a completed Z83 application form which can be downloaded from our website, by the closing date to: (Eastern Cape) (Gauteng) (KwaZulu-Natal) (Limpopo) (Northern Cape)


NOTE : Representivity: Diversity is promoted. Female candidates and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Dept of Labour Need to Hire 3 Candidates as Inspectors



CENTRE : Labour Centre: Rustenburg (2 posts) – Ref No: HR4/4/9/223 Labour Centre: George (1 post) – Ref No: HR4/4/10/118


REQUIREMENTS : Three (3) year relevant tertiary qualification Labour Relations/Human Resources Management for BCEA or Electrical/Mechanical Engineering/Environmental Health/Analytical Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Civil & Construction Engineering for OHS. Two (2) years functional experience in Inspection and Enforcement Services (BCEA)/OHS. A valid driver’s licence. Knowledge: Departmental Policies and Procedures, Skills Development Act Labour Relation Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Skills Development Levies Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, COIDA, SABS Codes, Unemployment Insurance Act, Employment Equity Act, Immigration Act. Skills: Facilitation Planning and organising, Computer literacy, Interpersonal, Conflict handling, Negotiation, Problem Solving, Interviewing Presentation, Innovative, Analytical, Verbal and written communication.


DUTIES : Plan and independently conduct substantive occupational inspections with the aim of ensuring compliance with all Labour legislations, namely, Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), Labour Relations Act (LRA), Employment Equity Act (EEA), Unemployment Insurance Act (UIA), Compensation for Occupational Diseases Act (COIDA), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and UI Contribution Act (UCA). Plan and execute investigations independently on reported cases pertaining to contravention of labour legislation and enforce as and when necessary including making preparations for and appearing in Court as a State witness. Plan and conduct allocated proactive (Blitz) inspections regularly to monitor compliance with labour legislation including compilation and consolidation of reports emanating from such inspections. Plan and conduct advocacy campaigns on all labour legislation independently, analyse impact thereof, consolidate and compile report. Contribute at a higher level to planning, drafting and maintenance of regional inspection plans and reports including execution of analysis and compilation of consolidated statistical reports on regional and allocated cases. Supervise the resources in the Sub- Section.


ENQUIRIES : Ms Z Maimane, Tel no: (021) 441 8125 Mr FK Diokana, Tel no: (018) 387 8100


APPLICATIONS : Chief Director: Provincial Operations: PO Box 872, Cape Town, 8000, or hand deliver at No 9 Long Street, Cnr Riebeeck and Long Street, Cape Town. For Attention: Sub-Directorate: Human Resources Management, Western Cape. Chief Director: Provincial Operations: Private Bag X2040, Mmabatho, 2735Hand deliver at University Drive, provident House, Mmabatho. For Attention: Subdirectorate: Human Resources Management, Mmabatho.


CLOSING DATE : 06 March 2017 at 16:00

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at

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Artisan Assistant Apprentice Required Cape Town

An exciting new opportunity has opened up at Pyrotec in Cape Town. Pyrotec is a privately owned South African company specialising in a comprehensive range of coding and labelling equipment, on-pack informational and promotional devices, services that can detect and combat counterfeit activities, self-adhesive and hardware products for offices and homes as well as a range of kids craft activities.

The company seeks an Artisan Assistant for a CHALLENGING apprenticeship position to assist in the Engineering department. You will be required to do your apprenticeship and work. You will be required to be at college 3 months of the year, you will be paid while you are at college. We are looking for an ambitious individual who is up for the challenge, who wants to further their career and most importantly wants to learn!!! Please ONLY apply if Millwright or fitting and turning is of interest to you/or your passion.


  • Matriculation Certificate – With maths and science
  • Computer Literacy
  • Technical skills

Core Competencies:

  • Aptitude for technical application
  • Ahigh level of accuracy
  • Analytical thinking
  • Capable of working in a pressurised environment


Assisting with the servicing and maintenance and installations of labelling and coding machinery or as required.

How to apply

Should you feel that you are the ideal candidate, please email your CV and a 5 line motivational letter as to why you think you should be the successful candidate to When applying please quote the job title and reference number (PYRO053W) in the subject line.

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People with Grade 12 Required for a Learnership in East Rand

Location: East Rand

The incumbent will be granted an opportunity to attend a Learnership programme for a duration of twelve (12) months.

Minimum Requirements


  • Grade 12 (Matric) Certificate with English


  • Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Be from a historically disadvantaged group
  • Interest in Office Administration within the Construction industry

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility for personal performance in accordance with the training programme
  • Commitment to the learnership programme, and ensuring completion of the learning outcomes
  • Committing to the Company policies and procedures; ensuring consistent adherence to ethical standards and organisational values
  • Developing interpersonal tolerance, effective relationships and teamwork practices
  • Dealing effectively with change
  • Maintaining focus and self-control

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Be from a historically disadvantaged group
  • Interest in Office Administration within the Construction industry

Behavioural Competencies

  • Hard working
  • Very well organized
  • High degree of accuracy
  • Reliable
  • Motivated
  • Analytical

DNA Values Required

Performance and Results Driven, Safety Minded, Teamwork, Customer Focused

How To Apply

Apply Online for the Aveng Learnership Programme

Closing Date: 28 February 2017

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TWK Agri Group Diesel Apprenticeship Mpumalanga

TWK Agri Group, has a Diesel Apprenticeship opportunity available within the Trade Division in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga.

TWK is an agricultural company with interests in the Forestry, Agricultural Trade, Grain, Mechanisation, Financing, Insurance and Motors & Tyre industries operating mainly in the Mpumalanga and Kwazulu-Natal provinces.

Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the training plan for the apprenticeship
  • Perform duties required and make reasonable progress to achieve the competencies in the training plan
  • As instructed, undertake and attend any training or assessment related to the training plan
  • Keep the training record (logbook) in possession, and produce it to the employer and/or training provider, when requested
  • Acknowledge that all workplace instructions and other material that comes into the apprentice’s possession, as a result of the training, remains the property of the employer
  • Obey all workplace Health & Safety and code of conduct workplace rules.


Matric / Grade 12 with the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Engineering Graphics & Design

How to apply

Applications close on 01 March 2017. Click here to apply online

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