Graduate CV Template

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[Full Name]
[Home address]
[Contact Number] • [Email Address]

Personal Statement

This section is your chance to summarise the rest of the CV, and convince the recruiter to get in touch. It is important to keep it brief, between 50-200 words and outline who you are, the skills you have to offer, and your career aim.

I graduated in [year] from [university name] with a [degree class] degree in [subject]. Since then I have undertaken a [work placement/internship/graduate scheme] at [organisation name]. This experience allowed me to develop a whole host of technical skills including [skill] as well as [skill].

Whilst working with [organisation], I worked in the [team name] team contributing to projects including [project name]. I was responsible for/organised [task] and helped to increase [profit/other metric] by [£X/X%].

I am looking for an opportunity within an [business type/industry] organisation, where I can bring real value and develop my skills further.


This is your chance to talk about your qualifications, academic and vocational. This is a particularly important section for those with little or no practical work experience. You should give detail about what you studied, where and when, and list them in chronological order, making sure to include your grades. If you have many of one qualification, such as GCSEs you might find it useful to group them together.

[Grade] [Subject], [College/University Name], [Location]
[Date M/Y– Date M/Y]


  • [Subject] – [Grade]
  • [Subject] – [Grade]
  • [Subject] – [Grade]

[College/School Name]
[Date M/Y– Date M/Y]


[Number] GCSEs, grades [range], including Maths and English

Work Experience

This should be brief and, as a general rule of thumb, focus on the last five years of your career, or last three roles, in chronological order with most recent at the top. You should highlight your key achievements and use bullet points rather than lengthy descriptions. If you’ve worked during a gap year at university or have relevant experience from temporary jobs, they should all be included here.

[Job Title], [Company Name] [Location]
[Date M/Y- Date M/Y]

Achievements and responsibilities:

  • Brief role overview
  • Work alongside [team] to produce [project]
  • Implemented [change] which resulted in [benefit]
  • Received an [award name] for [reason]

Hobbies, Interests and Other Achievements

This section is not essential to include but you may wish to depending on the role you are applying for. It can be a useful chance to show a little more of your personality and to demonstrate transferable skills. However, be warned this can be very subjective, ensure anything listed here reinforces your application and the idea that you’ll be the right fit for the role. If you don’t have any real relatable hobbies, it is probably best to omit this section.

I organise a weekly [sport] game, manage bookings, transport and help to coach the team.

Undertook a [course] in order to improve my [skill].

President of the [subject] society at University. Planned and run [event] which allowed me to use my [relationship building/organisational etc.] skills.


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