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The Spike or Victoria College Review October 1929

Colonial Appointments — Recruitment of University Graduates

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Colonial Appointments

Recruitment of University Graduates

Arrangements have recently been made between His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and His Majesty's Government in New Zealand for facilitating recruitment for the British Colonial Services from the New Zealand University.

The scheme which has been adopted would enable New Zealand University graduates to be considered on equal terms with candidates from Great Britain and the other self-governing Dominions for certain posts in the Administrative. Medical. Agricultural. Veterinary, Police and other services in a number of British Crown Colonies and Protectorates which are under the control of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom.

The operation of the scheme is provided for by the appointment of a Selection Committee at each of the four University Colleges in New Zealand. These Committees, to each of which a liaison officer is attached, will become the centre of information concerning appointments to the Colonial Services to all enquiries from University graduates. The University Selection Committees will decide whether or not candidates are to be recommended for consideration by a Central Selection Board in New Zealand which has been set up. The main function of this Central Board will be to consider the recommendations of the University Selection Committees and to decide whether or not to recommend to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, for appointment, the candidates who appear before it. The final decision in each case will rest with the Secretary of State.

Prospective candidates should apply to the Liaison Officer, Colonial Appointments Scheme, at the University College which they have attended.

The names of the gentlemen acting as Liaison Officers are:—

University of Otago: H. D. Skinner, Esq., B.A.

Canterbury University College: Professor L. G. Pocock, M.A.

Auckland University College: M. R. O'Shea, Esq.

Victoria University College: H. G. Miller, Esq.

[Memoranda relating to the various kinds of positions available may be found in the College Library.]

Diplomatic and Consular Services.

Arrangements have recently been made to facilitate the entry of New Zealand graduates into positions held under the Foreign Office. This scheme is to be distinguished from the Colonial Appointments Scheme which relates to positions held under the Colonial Office.

Entry to this service is by examination and candidates must be prepared to proceed to England for that purpose. Particulars may be had from Mr. H. G. Miller, M.A.