/ 28 February 2024

A cool career choice


If the cost of living crisis has got you looking for a simpler life, perhaps Antarctica could be your new home – as long as you’re not fussed about flushing toilets or running water… A British charity is recruiting for several roles in what they are calling the “challenge of a lifetime”. But the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust says only “passionate adventurers” need to apply – and they’re not joking. One employee says she had to put up tents blindfolded while wearing oven gloves during the interview process… You’ll also have to live and work at a small base at Port Lockroy on Goudier Island, about the size of a football pitch. Other downsides include near-constant daylight and always freezing temperatures, but there are lots of whales and penguins… The charity’s CEO says it’s a “unique opportunity to live in a landscape that makes you feel pure awe and wonder”. 

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