Reference request form template

£ 15

This form can be sent standalone to a referee nominated by the new employee, or alongside a cover letter. It requests confirmation of dates of service and suitability for the role.

What is this form for?

The purpose of this Reference request form template is to provide you with a flexible and customisable document to serve as a robust and effective starting point for you.

By using our Reference request form template, you can streamline your process, maintain consistency and accuracy, and save time, and it can be easily adapted to fit your specific scenario.

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Reference request letter template

If you are recruiting a new employee and wish to request a reference from a previous employer, send this this model letter template to request confirmation of their employment.

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Our Reference Completed Letter Template streamlines the process of providing detailed and accurate employee references, saving time and effort.

Specifications

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Time to read / prep / use
5 mins
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Word count / length
208 words, 1 page A4
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Date last reviewed
1 June 2024
reference request form template

Reference request

Reference request: [insert job title], [insert name of applicant]

The person named above has applied for a job with this company and has given your name as someone who we can contact for a reference.

I would be most grateful if you would confirm the employment details and give comment on the persons suitability based on the requirements of the job.

Applicants position with your firm:  
Employed from:  
Employed to:  
[Final salary:]  

Please rate the applicant on the basis of his or her employment with you (good/fair/poor):

Ability:  
Conduct:  
Efficiency:  
Attendance:  
Punctuality:  
Reason for termination:  
Would you re-employ? (if NO, give reason): YES / NO

I confirm that the information provided in this form is correct to the best of my knowledge.

Signed (employee):  
Position:  
Date:  

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