- Aug 10, 2004
LONDON (Reuters) - Fancy something different? The British Antarctic Survey may have just the job.
The scientific research organization has launched a recruitment drive to attract tradeswomen.
The organization is looking for female electricians, plumbers, carpenters, steel erectors, chefs and boat handlers to work for six to 18 months at its five research stations on and around the Antarctic.
"Where else can you work in an environment surrounded by penguins, seals and icebergs and climb down a crevasse during your lunch hour?" said Jill Thomson, head of building services at the BAS.
The starting salary is 18,338 pounds ($34,640) plus an Antarctic allowance. All food, accommodation and travel are paid for.