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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1883-1884-430

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42G CIVIL SERVICE CLASSES Boy Clerks are excused the Preliminary Examination for Men Clerkships and are thus enabled to devote their entire attention to the Final Examination they can also give more time to the special subjects of the latter examination as by studying for Boy Clerkships they have rendered themselves more or less proficient in the elementary subjects Boy Copyists are therefore strongly advised to press on for Boy Clerkships Boy Copyistships -Limits of age 14 and 18 Rate of pay 4d per hour The attention of Boy Copyists is directed to the preceding paragraph Men Copyistships -Candidates may be of any age over 18 Rate of pay per hour Subjects of Examination Handwriting Spelling Copying Manuscript Copying Figures and Tabular Statements Arithmetic Examinations for Boy Copyists are held at intervals of about three months for Men Copj'ists the intervals are generally greater As the Civil Service Commissioners give only few days notice of these Examinations Candidates should not delay their preparation until an Examination is announced Hours of employment from six to seven hours per day Holidays with pay fortnight per year in addition to the Bank Holidays etc Hale Telegraph Learner ships -Boys should not compete for these appointments until they find by competing in two or three examinations for Boy Clerkships that they have no prospect of success for the latter appointments If while preparing for Boy Clerkships students desire employment they should become Boy Copyists Male Telegraph Learners receive no salary during the first three months they then receive 125 per week After about three years' service they are appointed 2nd Class Telegraph Clerks with salary rising by £5 per year from £45 to £100 First class clerks rise from £110 to £140 and Senior Clerks from £150 to £190 per year
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