Application Forms may be used to apply for a position. Here follows an Application
for Emplyment form Mr Aldous Miles has asked for and filled for the position of Credit
Controller at The Kennedy Hotel of London.
MOUNT CHARLOTTE THISTLE HOTELS
Head Office 2 The Calls, Leeds LS2 7JU
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMPANY
APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
Letter of Appointment
As a rule this is a simple straightforward letter confirming arrangements made at an interview.
The following is an example of letter offering employment.
The Kennedy Hotel
Cardington Street, London NW1 2LP Tel: 071-387 4400 Telex: 28250 Fax: 071- 387 5122
15 March, 1994
Mr Aldous Miles
55 Christchurch Road
Bournemouth BH1 3PA
Dear Mr Miles,
Further to your recent interview with our Personnel and Training Manager Miss Liz
Jewer and our telephone conversation of this morning I have pleasure in offering you the
position of Credit Controller here at the Kennedy Hotel commencing on Monday, 21st
You will be working a 5 day, 39 hour week Monday to Friday with the occasional
week-end duty, and will be paid a gross weekly salary of £270.00 on a living-in basis.
Wages are paid on a weekly basis direct into a Bank / Building Society account so I
would be grateful if you would bring in your details on commencement.
I would be grateful if you could just drop me a line to confirm your acceptance of the
I look forward to welcoming you to the Kennedy Hotel and hope that you will be
happy working here and for Mount Charlotte/Thistle Hotels.
Neil J. Bramigan
Neil J. Bramigan
Letter of Acceptance
I am pleased to accept your offer for the position of Credit Controller at The
Kennedy Hotel on the terms stated in your letter of 15 March 1994.
I confirm I can take up my duties on 21st March. The day before, I will report to the
personnel office to fill out the necessary forms and to arrange for an orientation session.
I thank you again for giving me the opportunity of joining the Kennedy staff and
assure you that I shall do everything I can to meet the standard of service you
Negative reply to Applicant
Thank you for your interest in the position of Assistant Restaurant Manager at The
Victoria Hotel. I have carefully considered your application and the enclosed CV. I
regret, however, to tell you that I do not feel you have the qualifications necessary to the role.
As a matter of fact you have always carried out your work under supervision without ever
taking on any responsibilities to fulfill a similar job.
I feel certain that you will find a position where you can use your talents and
experience to good advantage.
Language notes on education & further qualifications
In the British system of education
1. a degree is the academic title that you get when you have passed a University or
Polytechnic course. A graduate is a person who holds a degree (a graduate in law, history /
a law, history graduate)
2. a diploma is a qualification awarded by a University or more often by a College of higher
education. A holder of a diploma or of a certificate (a 'graduate' in USA) is a person who
has attended a technical college, a school of business, a college of commerce, etc.
a degree in Law, in Arts, in Foreign Languages, in Science, etc. / a diploma in accountancy, in agriculture, etc. /
to be a qualified accountant (=essere diplomato in ragioneria) / I hold a diploma (=sono diplomato). / I hold a
degree / I am graduate (=sono laureato) / I have a degree in law (=sono laureato in legge) / Do you hold a
diploma or a degree? / Do you have a diploma in accountancy?
1. Play the role of the Interviewer and ask your partner appropriate
questions according to the following list of items:
date of birth
place of birth
marital status single, married, separated, divorced, widowed
education different schools, colleges and universities;.
Favourite subjects. Diplomas, degrees and paper
further qualifications any other training the applicant may have on
wordprocessing, management and
administration, Windows 3.1 financial
applications, Microsoft Excel, VAT & Payroll,
languages spoken and degree of beginner, intermediate, advanced level. Working
fluency knowledge. Language skills: listening, speaking,
writing, reading. Practical experience abroad.
job experience office work, manual work, any previous hotel
references references from school or job environments
interests social, cultural, sporting, recreational interests
2. Read the letter below and answer the questions
The Kennedy Hotel a. What's the applicant's name?
Cardington Street, London NW1 2LP Tel: 071-
387 4400 Telex: 28250 Fax: 071- 387 5122 b. What's the position being
10th November 1993
c. What date does Miss Spencer
Miss Susan Spencer start working?
c/o Westland Hotel
Bayswater Road d. Who was the hotel interviewer?
e. How many days a week does
Dear Miss Spencer, Miss Spencer have to work?
Further to your recent interview with our f. How much a week will she be
Assistant Front House Manager Miss Deirdre paid?
Reid I have pleasure in offering you the position
of Shift Leader here at the Kennedy Hotel g. Will she be staying in or out of
commencing on Monday, 22nd November 1993 the hotel?
at 10.00 a.m.
h. Does she have to work on week-
You will be working a 5 day, 39 hour week on a ends?
rota basis and will be paid a gross weekly salary
of £134.55 on a living-in basis with the week- i. Which day of the week is she
end bonus paid if worked as discussed at the paid?
Wages are paid on a weekly basis direct into a
j. What's the method of payment?
Bank/Building Society account and as it is k. Does Miss Spencer sleep inside
Company policy to pay one week in hand you
will receive your first payslip on Friday, 3rd
December. I would be grateful if you could bring l. Where is the staff
in your details on commencement. accommodation?
The staff accommodation is situated at 64, Kings
Cross Road. Your room will be serviced and
ready to move into the week-end before so I
would be grateful if you could give me a quick
ring nearer the time to arrange for the collection
of the keys.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Kennedy
Hotel and hope that you will be happy working
here and for Mount Charlotte/Thistle Hotels.
PERSONNEL & TRAINING MANAGER