Phlebotomist Cover Letter Example

A Phlebotomist deals with taking blood samples from patients and sending them off for testing and analysing as per the patient’s health record. Usually this role is performed in a hospital setting and by taking blood from patients; it allows illnesses to be diagnosed.

If you have found a role as a Phlebotomist that you would like to apply for and are looking for help in writing a cover letter, please see the below example.

Cover Letter for Phlebotomist

Dear Sir/Madam,

Application for a Phlebotomist (ref – if known)

I have recently seen your advert for a Phlebotomist which was advertised in (where) when) and I would like to apply for this role.

I am first aid trained and I have researched the role and I am very interested in training to become a Phlebotomist. I understand that in my role I will be expected to understand the strict codes of practice, follow the health and safety procedures very carefully and learn everything there is to know about blood sampling.

I have a good general education with good GCSE results and I have had experience in a hospital department previously and feel that I have a good background in customer services and dealing with patients and helping them at sometimes stressful and distressing times.

I am a very methodical worker and have always kept accurate records both manually and on a computer database and I feel that I am very organised when it comes to dealing with paperwork.

I am able to work whatever shift patterns are needed and am very keen to begin training and do some qualifications to enable me to be a qualified Phlebotomist.

I have enclosed my CV for you to go through. I am happy to answer any questions that you may have and am able to bring my GCSE records in for you to look at.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours sincerely


Phlebotomist cover letter

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  1. Elle
    May 21, 00:37 Reply

    This letter is so bad it’s impressive. You’re using abbreviated, informal words, and your very first sentence is incredibly redundant. Your second paragraph: “I understand that in my role I will be expected to
    understand… and learn everything there is to know about blood sampling.” Really? This is one of those things that is so obvious, it should never be stated. But I guess your next paragraph explains that, seeing as your GCSE results were only “good” (a word you use three times in one very long run on sentence).
    I could continue to pick apart this entire letter but if this isn’t enough to make any potential employer throw your resume away immediately, and if they trust you to stick people with sharp objects, then I guess you earned it.

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