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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 7 (November 1, 1927)

Early Training

Early Training.

The administrative branch of the service is attracting a good type of youth with a secondary education; the favourable conditions of service and the interesting nature of the railway calling appeal to the imaginative youngster desiring scope for the expression of his ability, and not impervious to the romance of the railroad life. Applicants for the administrative branch require to be between the ages of fifteen and eighteen years, and the exclusion of older lads ensures that the special training is commenced at an early age, and that when page 25 the member reaches an age of responsibility he has completed his training in the rudiments of railway working.