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The job of a lifetime!

What does it take to work in Antarctica and are you up for the job?

Are you…

  • Ready for a new challenge?
  • Happy to work long hours?

Can you…

  • Live without fast food, EastEnders, a Playstation and the Premiership?
  • Cope with extreme cold and live with long, dark days and nights?

Do you…

  • Work well as part of a team?
  • Mix easily with people from different backgrounds and ages?
  • Have a good sense of humour?
  • Enjoy outdoor activities and don’t mind getting your hands dirty?

Would you…

  • Relish the chance of meeting penguins, seals, whales and albatrosses?
Weddell seal pup
Killer whale
Adelie penguin chicks
© Dr. Jackie Goordial from the University of Guelph supported by American NSF
Dr. Tun Jan Young at McMurdo Station


Apply for a job!

Apply now for a 12-month post working at Halley VI research station, Antarctica. Only applicants under 18 will be considered!

  • Complete the sample job application form (below) to persuade the recruiters that you (or a friend) are just the person they are looking for. You might want to use your imagination to sell yourself! Please note that this is not a real job vacancy and is designed to be a class exercise.

IPY Research Application Form

Please note that this is not a real application form and is designed to be a class exercise. The form is not a real form and no data is submitted. However, you can print your form entry!

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