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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1898-1899-351

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civil service classes 347 and leave without loss of pay may be given to enter the former competition They also enjoy the following privi- leges -Any one who has served in this capacity for period of two years and upwards can obtain an extension of the maxi- mum limit of age for examinations -equal to such period of service and those who hold or have held Boy Appointments for two years and are between 19 and 21 are eligible for nomination to compete for Assistant Clerkships Appoint- ments on the Establishment with salaries rising from £55 to £150 As the number of Second Division Clerkships and Excise Assistantships even if all taken by Boy Copyists would be insufficient to provide for more than small pro- portion of them it would appear that candidate who passes the Boy Copyistsי Examination at late age unless able and well-advanced on suitable lines in his general education or one who can only take low place in the Boy Copyists' Examina-tion has little chance of obtaining one of these two classes of Appointments It is obvious in fact that many who become Boy Copyists would have done better to take Telegraph Learnerships see next paragraph After passing the Boy Copyists7 Examination no time should be lost in com- mending preparation for Second Division Clerkships or the Excise Male Telegraph Learner'ships Age 14-18 pay 125 week rising to £190 year with chances of further promo- tion -These are recommended to those who whilst hoping ultimately to gain Second Division Clerkship or Excise CD Appointment desire to secure at once place on the perma- nent Establishment In this latter respect these Appointments present considerable advantage as compared with Boy Copyistships But they do not afford quite equal facilities for study the hours being rather longer and not alwa ys the same Telegraphists obtain the same extension of age as Boy Copyists see preceding paragraph Second Division Clerkships -If early employment is not desired candidates for the Civil Service should aim at Second Division Clerkships age 17-20 salary £70 to £350 with chance of further promotion The competition is very severe and intending Candidates should therefore begin their prepara-
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