How to write a retirement letter

Are you ready to retire? It is best practice to formally let your employer know by writing retirement resignation letter. It is the last resignation letter you are going to have to write, so make it a good one!

Your boss will probably be expecting this, but there are still a few formalities that you need to cover before thanking them for the good times and the lasting memories.

What to include in a retirement resignation letter?

Below are the key things to include in your resignation letter.

  • Job Title
  • Company Name
  • Notice period
  • Last day you intend to work

It is also your last chance to formally thank your employer for the opportunities you have had and let them know how much you have enjoyed working there. And even though you may be looking forward to retirement you will miss working there and would like to stay in touch in the future.

Monster has put together a retirement resignation letter template for you to download below.

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Please accept this letter as notice of my retirement from the position of [INSERT JOB TITLE] at [INSERT COMPANY].


I have enjoyed my [INSERT TIME YOU HAVE WORKED AT THE COMPANY] with the business immensely and have had great satisfaction in taking on the challenges given to me. I have learnt many things, made many friends, and have many memories that will stay with me forever.


As per the terms of my employment contract, I will continue to work for the company for the next [INSERT NOTICE PERIOD LENGTH], completing my employment on [INSERT LAST DAY YOU INTEND TO WORK]. If there are any areas in particular you would like me to focus on during my notice period, please let me know.


I am thankful for the opportunities you have given me during my time here. Whilst thoroughly looking forward to my retirement, I will miss working with you a great deal and I hope we can stay in touch.


I wish you all the best in your future endeavors


Yours sincerely





Don't think that this template is right for you? View our other downloadable resignation letter samples.