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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1898-1899-352

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348 CIVIL SERVICE CLASSES tion early not later than 16 unless they are preparing for Boy Copyistship Nearly nine-tenths of these appointments are in London Second Division Clerkships are often sought as affording fairly remunerative employment in London whilst preparing for higher appointments in the Civil Service see below or elsewhere the hours being 10-5 Assistants of Excise -Excise Appointments age 19-22 salary £80 to £250 with very fair prospect of rising to £400 and many still higher salaries are scattered over the United Kingdom and present greater variety of duties- not exclusively clerical candidate for Second Division Clerkship becoming over age without obtaining an appoint- ment and still wishing to enter the Civil Service cannot do better than compete for an Excise appointment the value of which is about equal to that of Second Division Clerkship Assistants of Customs Age 19-25 but after the next Examination 18-21 salary £70 to £340 with chance of promotion to higher appointments These Examinations have been stopped for some time but are expected to be resumed in the beginning of next year Higher Appointments -First Division Clerkships commenc- ing salaries from £150 to £250 are only gained by passing the most difficult of all Civil Service Examinations As most of them are gained by University men it is clear that if candidate is to have the best possible chance of success his school or college education ought not to be interrupted except for special preparation for this examination But besides First Division there are other valuable appoint- ments such as Assistant Survey or ships of Taxes Student Interpreter ships Assistant Cashiers and Storekeepers in Dockyards &c see Division II of this Department with Examinations of considerably less difficulty and an able and studious Second Division Clerk making full use of his spare time would have good prospect of ultimately obtaining one of these It will be seen that Division II of this Department is specially adapted for Second Division Clerks and others already employed who are preparing for higher appointments in the Civil Service 11
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