TEMPERATURES have dipped considerably in the past week, but could you stick the sub zero climate and work at the coolest place on earth?

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) recently launched its latest recruitment campaign and it’s cool enough to say they offer an opportunity of a lifetime. Carpenters, builders, along with chefs are all sought to be based at its research stations on the ice.

Jobs on offer for the 2016/17 Antarctic season include carpenters/-builders, mechanical services technicians, electrical services technicians, chefs, steel erectors, mobile plant mechanics/operators, electrical power generation technicians, electronics engineers and communications managers.

BAS’ human resources business partner, James Miller said: “We have world-class laboratories, accommodation buildings, offices and technical facilities at our five scientific research stations 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.

“The chance to work on the ice surroundedby stunning scenery, icebergs, penguins, whales and seals is an opportunity of a lifetime and will be a fantastic experience.”

Contracts run from four to 18 months and are flexible. The benefits package includes a starting salary of £23,937 per annum, with a ten per cent bonus on successful completion. In addition, all living expenses are covered and includes accommodation, food, travel, specialist clothing, tools and training.

An allowance is also paid if significant training is needed at BAS head office in Cambridge before deployment. To find out more, visit www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/