Name of recipient:
Name of company:
Dear Mr (name),
I hope my letter finds you hale and hearty. I have a favour to ask of you and I would be very grateful if you could take out some time to grant it. I have applied for a job in (name of company) and they have asked me to give at least two references of previous employers. I couldn’t think of a better person who can not only judge my character but is also an expert in the field (name job sector).
I would be obliged if you could tell them about the project we worked on about (name topic of any project or assignment you were good at) as it will help show my skills and experience in this field. I hope I can utilise what you taught me in my new job as well and make you proud