Frequently asked questions about working at Port Lockroy
Do I need Post Office experience?
You do not need Post Office experience for this job. The position of Port Lockroy Assistant is far more than just 'Post Office worker', and we look for a variety of skills. More information can be found on the Jobs page in the detailed job description when the positions are advertised.
Do you pay for travel to selection and training?
We require all of our shortlisted candidates to attend two days of selection in the UK. We are unable to cover any travel costs for this event so candidates will need to make their own way to Cambridge. Accommodation and food is provided during the event.
The selected team attend a training week in the UK at some point in September/October before deployment to Antarctica (usually around the end of October). We pay reasonable costs towards UK travel for this (not international travel) and accommodation and food is provided during the training week.
All travel to and from Antarctica will be covered by UKAHT.
Do I need to speak English? Do I need to be a British Citizen?
You do not need to be a British Citizen to apply for this role, although you must be able to come to the UK in May and September as discussed above.
A good level of written and spoken English is required for the positions at Port Lockroy.