Resignation letter template

A template letter for employees to use to resign from a job and give notice. 

You can copy and paste the template text into an email or document.

For advice on how much notice you'll need to give, see our advice on notice periods.

Template

[Today's date]

Dear [name of manager],

Please accept this as notice of my resignation from the position of [your job title] at [Business or organisation name].

[Optional] Since my notice period is [X weeks/months], I believe my last day will be [date]. Please let me know if that is incorrect.

[Optional] Please let me know how much accrued holiday and pay I am owed.

[Optional – adapt this for your personal circumstances and relationship] Thank you for the support you've given me during my time at [Business or organisation name]. Please let me know if there's anything you need from me before I leave.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

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