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Employee referencing document library

Reference request letter template

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.

[Company name]

[Sender address]


[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],


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.]

[The intended date of interview is [insert date]. Please return

The full Reference request letter template will be available once purchased.

Reviewed 30 April 2022

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