IELTS Letter topic: Leaving your current employment

IELTS Letter, topic: Leaving your current employment

You have decided to leave your current employment. Write a letter to your employer. Include the following in your letter:

– Explain why you are writing
– Explain why you have decided to leave the company
– Tell your employer what you plan to do after leaving your present employment

Dear Human Resource Manager

I am writing to your esteemed office to formally inform you about my resignation as a Registered Nurse at William Osler Hospital. As the hospital policy states that a two weeks’ notice should be given before resignation, therefore this letter is to notify you that my last day of employment will be on 2nd June, 2021. 

The decision made was due to personal reasons, as my family and I will be migrating to Singapore. Recently my husband has been offered a managerial position in a five star hotel, which we thought would be a better prospect for his career.

Once my family and I have settled down in Melbourne, I plan to look for an online IT assignment. This would allow me to have flexibility with my time and enable me to take care of my children too. Leaving the company is a great loss for me as I have learnt a lot and was given opportunities to grow.

Finally, I would like to thank you for the guidance provided during the period of my employment.

Yours sincerely,


This letter covers the requirements of the task, all the bullet points are addressed sufficiently. The information and ideas are presented logically, and the paragraphing is appropriate. Although there are some instances of poor word choice and grammar, most of the sentences are error-free. Overall, seems worthy of Band 8.

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