Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4
It should be indispensible for admission as an apprentice into a composing-room, to hold a Sixth Standard Board School certificate, or, if educated in a denominational school, an equivalent satisfactory to the Printers' Board of Examiners. To agree, by a clause in his indentures, to continue taking lessons in English through the whole term of apprenticeship. The term of apprenticeship to be at least six years. At the end of each year of his term of apprenticeship to produce certificates of having regularly attended for instruction and made progress satisfactory to the instructor; also of good conduct in the office, from the master or overseer; and to present himself for examination and classification before the authorized Board of Examiners or their supervisors, at the time and place appointed by them. A uniform minimum rate of apprentices' wages to be fixed by the Trade Council; the said minimum to be raised to a stated maximum scale for each year if the apprentice passes the examination. Should he fail to pass, the wage to remain at the minimum rate for each year. Having duly served his time and passed all his examinations, he shall receive a Third-Class Certificate of Competency as an operative printer; at the expiry of one year he may present himself to the Board for further examination, and be classified according to merit, either as a First- or Second-Class workman. Should he not succeed in obtaining higher certificate, he may present himself at any subsequent Annual Examination, paying such fees as the Society may fix. A small fee to cover expenses shall be payable by all candidates before attending for examination.