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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1889-1890-487

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CIVIL SERVICE CLASSES 485 Excise Appointments -Excise Appointments age 19-22 salary £80 to £220 with very fair prospect of rising to £350 and many still higher salaries are scattered over the United Kingdom and present greater variety of duties- not exclusively clerical candidate for Man Clerkship becoming over age without obtaining an appointment and still wishing to enter the Civil Service cannot do better than compete for an Excise appointment the value of which Μ is about equal to that of Man Clerkship Men Copyists -By Treasury Minute just issued no more Men Copyists are to be appointed Out-door Customs Appointments -Candidates who are too old for the Excise have the Out-door Department of the Customs open to them age 19-25 salary £55 to £100 with chance of promotion to higher appointments No one who has not robust constitution- should enter this service for the hours are very irregular and the duties involve much exposure But it will be seen page 497 that the higher appointments to which they lead are very good Higher Appointments -Class appointments commencing salaries from £150 to £250 and Higher Division appoint- ments £100-£400 by triennial increments of £37 10s with chance of additional pay not exceeding £200 year £a &a are only gained by passing the most difficult of -all Civil Service Examinations viz the Class Examination As most of them are gained by University men it is clear that if candidate is to have the best possible chance of success Iiis school or college education ought not to be interrupted 3xcept for special preparation for this examination Success in the Class Examination is however by no means im- possible to an able and hard-working Student who leaves College at 17 or 18 and being obliged to take employment becomes Man Clerk and devotes himself assiduously to his preparatory studies in his evenings But besides Higher Division there are other valuable appointments such as
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