Juvenile Employment Bureau

The Juvenile Employment Bureau was a body that advised on the placement on those leaving school at 14 onward. This booklet is undated but probably from the 1920’s and regularly mentions the bureau in conjunction with advice on local opportunities.

The Bureau had a member on the early Cambridge District Association Committee and it is suggested that they were supportive of badge work that specifically lead to improved employment opportunities. The Bureau appears to have been involved in developing the training opportunities to support the requirements of industry.

Amongst the best careers was the very popular Indian Civil Service requiring post graduate training; general clerks were stuck on three pounds a week and with decreasing places as mechanisation advanced; shorthand typists (female) in the Civil Service about 42/- and bonuses of about 26/- but the post must be relinquished on marriage.

JWR

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