How Did We Get Here?

Those of us who belong to the "baby-boomer" generation may remember  how we started our careers in Post Office Cable & Wireless Services or Post Office Overseas Telegraphs as it later became known. 

Shown below are two newspaper advertisements from the early 60's. 

"A Career In Telegraphy" advertisement appeared in "The Communicator" in 1961.

"The World Could Be At Your Fingertips" advertisement appeared in the London Evening News in 1962.

Did you respond to one of these advertisements? If you're one of our more Senior - or Junior - colleagues, how did you get recruited? Let us know by clicking HERE.

Aptitude Tests

After we applied for a job as a Telegraph Operator, our next step was to undergo aptitude tests. Eamon Doran has kindly sent us these specimen OTO2 tests from November 1967. Successful candidates could then look forward to an interview - if you're reading this, you probably got the job!

Job Offer and Career Progression

Thank you to Val Hopkins and Peter Moir for the documents shown below. The first one is Val's job offer in March 1956 at £299 p.a.

The second and third documents show Peter's confirmation of his establishment as an OTO 2 and subsequent promotion to OTO 1.