Reference request letter template
Reviewed 19 November 2020
This letter is to be used when writing to a referee nominated by a job applicant. The letter asks the referee to confirm the applicant's dates of employment and suitability for the role.
Dear [Recipient first name],
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.
Please find enclosed a Job Description and Person Specification for the post that the person has applied for. I have also included a form that you may find useful in giving the reference. [A stamped addressed envelope has also been included for your use.]
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