§ Mr. Randall
asked the Postmaster General if he will make a statement on the new management recruitment centre recently set up to assist in dealing with the problem of undermanagement.
§ Mr. Edward Short
The Post Office Appointments Centre has been set up to recruit staff, generally with degree of G.C.E. A-level qualifications, to the main levels of entry for management and professional posts. Hitherto this work has been done for the Post Office by the Civil Service Commission.
Staff recruited at lower levels will continue to have opportunities of appointment to the higher grades through internal selection.
Apart from its primary task of selection, the Centre will publicise Post Office career opportunities by visits to universities, etc., through the Youth Employment Service and otherwise. As recommended by the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries, special efforts 316W are being made to recruit more staff with higher educational qualifications.