British Antarctic Survey (BAS) launches its latest recruitment campaign for trades this month to attract carpenters and builders amongst others to work at its research stations in Antarctica.
BAS are offering an opportunity of a lifetime according to it’s HR Business Partner James Miller. He says:
“We have world-class laboratories, accommodation buildings, offices and technical facilities in Antarctica. We need the best trades and support professionals to keep everything running smoothly and to provide top quality support to our science programme.
Mechanical Services Technician Thomas Clements carries out essential maintenance on the stations. He is currently working at BAS’s most southerly research station, Halley. He says:
“My advice for anyone contemplating a job with British Antarctic Survey would be – don’t think twice! I’ve made some fantastic memories down here which will stay with me for a lifetime.”
Contracts run from four to 18 months and are flexible. The benefits package includes a starting salary of £23,937 per annum, with a 10% bonus on successful completion.
In addition, all living expenses are covered – accommodation, food, travel, specialist clothing, tools and training.