Letter Writing # 219 - You would like to spend six months working in head office

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You work for an international company, and would like to spend six months working in its head office in another country.

Write a letter to your manager. In your letter:

  • explain why you want to work in the company’s head office for six months
  • say how your work could be done while you are away
  • ask for his/her help in arranging it

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear .................., 

Sample Answer:

Dear Mr George,

I am writing to express my interest in working at our company headquarters in the United Kingdom for a few months to further enhance my skills and get exposure to the global market trends of our products so that I can better contribute to my company and carry out my responsibilities more efficiently.

As you know, I have been recently promoted to the assistant product manager post and I am working hard to collaborate with my team to enhance the sales and increase our brand reputation. However, I have been feeling the need to meet and work with our global team members and attend some training sessions that our head office in London arranges frequently. I am quite positive that the opportunity to work in our company’s head office for six months will further enhance my knowledge and give me an exposure to the global market trend.

I have talked to Julian and he has agreed to take up my responsibilities during my absence. Furthermore, I will check my emails daily, and be available for emergency phone calls. Once I get back to the office, I would endeavour to work extra hours in order to catch up on anything I had missed.

Finally, I would need your support to get the approvals so that I can work in our company’s head office for six months and fulfil the objectives.

I look forward to your positive reply.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Hugo

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Dear Mr Stephen,

I have recently learned that our head office in Greece has invited employees to apply and work as trainee supervisors and I am writing to express my interest in taking up the opportunity and work there for a period of six months. I am hoping you would permit me to take the opportunity.

I am working as a part-time assistant supervisor in our Mumbai office and also pursuing my management studies at a local university. I would like to put my managerial skills to the test at the head office in Greece. I wish to serve as a trainee supervisor for six months where I could exhibit my knowledge and skills and learn new skills and techniques that I would be able to use in our local office. I am fluent in Greek and communicating with other employees in Greece would not be a problem for me.

I have talked to Rajesh Mitra, the IT technician, who has agreed to connect my laptop to our network system so that I can access my emails and design programs from Greece. I have also requested Pam and Jim to take up my responsibilitie s while I am away in Greece.

I wholeheartedly feel that I should take advantage of this opportunity and demonstrate my viability of handling a managerial post. Besides, I want to learn and contribute better once I am back. Thus, I would be obliged if you could have my request conveyed to them via email so that I am not too late for the position.

Yours sincerely,

John Muther

Nick Thomes

Dear Mr Mathew,

I am writing to request your recommendation for a 6 months' deputation at our Head Office in Auckland, New Zealand from January to June next year.

Our head office has requested applications from interested employees to work in our head office for a period of six months. I would like to take this opportunity to gain international exposure and work with the top leaders in our organisation to hone my skills in finance and budgeting.

Andrew has agreed to look after my responsibilitie s in the meantime as his project has got delayed by 7 months. Should you still need my assistance, I will just be a call or email away.

I would be grateful if you could recommend my application for deputation to head office as you have already worked in the corporate office for quite a long and maintain a cordial relationship with the Chief Executive Officer. I request you to put words for my application.

I look forward to receiving your favourable response soon.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Herald

Harika Reddy
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