Hi,

I’m going to apply for a placement position and it would be very nice if somebody could take a quick look over my covering letter. Especially grammar is the point I’m worried about (but of course I appreciate every suggestion). Thank you very much in advance…

Regards,

Markus

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Dear Ms XXX

RE: Request for a work placement position for a six- to twelve-month period, starting in November

As I will be graduating in October from the University of Applied Sciences – XXXX, Germany with a degree in Industrial Engineering (Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur FH), I am writing to inquire for a work placement position in the area of Logistic or Project Management for six to twelve months starting in November.

Besides of having four years of university training, I have gained experience at Bayer Schering Pharma AG in the Production Logistic and Project Management department. Working there made it necessary to become acquainted with a new branch of industry, but I learned very fast and got familiar with the production process so that I was soon a full integrated member.

I would describe myself as a logical and analytical thinking person who enjoys taking on challenges and solving difficult situations. I am very confident working with computers (I had my first one when I was six years old) and good at learning to work with new programs – two years ago I have taught myself Linux.

Studying and living for one and a half month in Scotland (EU Summer School at the University of Paisley) has stirred my passion for the UK and proved myself that I am flexible and able to communicate in an English speaking environment.

My enclosed Curriculum Vitae summarizes my experiences and qualifications. Please feel free to contact me if you should need any additional information. I greatly appreciate your interest and I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely

XXX
Dear Ms XXX

RE: Request for a position for a six- to twelve-month period, starting in November

As I will be graduating from the University of Applied Sciences in October – XXXX, Germany with a degree in Industrial Engineering (Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur FH), I am writing to inquire for a position in the area of Logistic or Project Management for six to twelve months starting in November.

Besides having four years of training in the University, I also have some experience in Bayer Schering Pharma AG in the Production Logistic and Project Management department. Working there was a necessity to become familiar with a new branch of industry, but I learned very fast and got used to the production process. Soon I became a full integrated member.

I am a logical and analytical person who enjoys taking on challenges and like to work in difficult situations. I am very confident working with computers (I had my first one when I was six years old) and good at learning to work with new programs – two years ago I learned Linux on my own.

I developed the passion for the UK after studying and living for one and a half months in Scotland (EU Summer School at the University of Paisley). It proved that I am flexible and able to communicate in an English speaking environment.

My enclosed Curriculum Vitae summarizes my experiences and qualifications. Please feel free to contact me if you should need any additional information. I greatly appreciate your interest and I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely
Hi Whl626!

Thanks a lot for your help. Just a few questions...
Whl626As I will be graduating from the University of Applied Sciences in October – XXXX,
I must confess that the Xs are a little bit confusing. The word after the hyphen is the city where my university is located in – so it's a part of the name. I think it's not a good idea to separate these parts?!?
Whl626Besides having four years of training in the University, I also have some experience in Bayer Schering Pharma AG in the Production Logistic and Project Management department.
Bayer Schering Pharma AG is the company name... is “in” the right preposition? In my opinion it must be “at”, but to take the correct preposition is always hard for Germans ;-)

Regards,

Markus
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Yeah, no need to put an hypen then the name of your city. Just put " in ( your city ) " will be fine.

in or at are acceptable, it is just that ' at ' refers to the position of something. If you are no longer working there. Using ' at ' is more appropriate. " With " is another option because you gained the experience working with them.

For me I will choose ' with '. Emotion: smile
I just wanted to say thanks again for your help... and wish me luck ;-)

Regards,

Markus
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