Publicity & Recruitment
Welcome to the Telephone Service
Publicity and Recruitment
Publicity of the telephone service and recruitment of telephonists was vital to ensure the quality of service was maintained as demand for services continued to rise.

"Welcome to the Post Office. This booklet tells you something about the Telecommunications business and explains the part you will be playing in operating a service that provides direct social and business links in Britain and with the rest of the world."

Booklet: Produced by Communications Division, CHQ/PRD, for THQ and printed by W.P Griffith & Sons Ltd. Designed by Basil Smith (1970).
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A wide variety of leaflets and booklets were produced to encourage men and women of all ages to become a Post Office Telephonist.

Be the voice that counts 
Be a day telephonist...(1978)
Be the voice that counts
Now is a great time to become a day telephonist. The pay is good and the work is satisfying, as well as responsible. It's a job filled with variety and interest - STD handles all the routine calls - and you'll be working with friendly people in pleasant surroundings.

Scan: Leaflet - Post Office Telecommunications PA 99 (2/78) Printed in England by Uniprint London Ltd.
   
Have the daytime to yourself
as a Night Telephonist (1976)
Have the daytime to yourself
As a Post Office night telephonist you could have every weekday off. You would just work nights and evenings - probably one night and four evenings and sometimes during the day on Sundays.


Leaflet: Post Office Telecommunications PA 100 4/76 Printed by Millbrook Press.
   
Dial the World (1978)
Dial the World
A satisfying, well paid job, with a bright future.

"A job as an international telephonist is satisfying and varied as well as being worthwhile and responsible."




Scan: Post Office Telecommunications leaflet (1978).
   
Join the Headset (late 1970s)
Join the Headset
In the late 1970s, London Telephones ran a campaign to recruit more telephonists as the demand for national and international calls increased dramatically.

'Join the headset' - There's no generation gap in telephone exchanges. If you've got the qualities and personality we are looking for, you're right for the job.


Image: 'Welcome to the telephone service' - Post Office Telecoms brochure from 1970.
   
The Central Office of Information
Telephonist
The Central Office of Information not only produced the public information films of the 60s, 70s and 80s, but also careers advice.

Judy works as a telephonist in a busy exchange. She was trained by the Post Office..



Scan: A Central Office of Information leaflet from 1977, courtesy of Andrew Roberts.
   

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