Job Reference Example for Employers

What is an employment reference?

An employee reference is a formal comment on your employee's performance. You can give a basic reference (factual reference) or a detailed reference (character reference). Download our detailed job reference example using the button on the right.

Basic CV references
Detailed CV references
  • Job title or description
  • Date of employment
  • Date employment ended
  • Answers to any questions
  • Details about your skills, ability and experience
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Sickness and Absence levels
  • Details of any disciplinaries
  • The reason employment ended

Our downloadable job reference example shows what to expect from your employer and what to aim for when writing a reference for your own employees.

Remember, references cannot contain:
  • Misleading information
  • Inaccurate information
  • Irrelevant personal information, including any protected characteristics, unless they are an occupational requirement.

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