British Antarctic Survey

#1
As stated in my previous posts on Arrse I plan on re-joining as an AT (if they will have me), but as a back up I am currently looking at British Antarctic Survey - Homepage. Does anyone have experience with them and what are they looking for in a candidate?

The terms set out in the adverts seem to be vague, and it would be a great fall back if the army say no. Any help would be ace or at least a pointer in the right direction.

Cheers all
 
#2
They look for a lot of mental resilience. You could be stuck 'down south' for a year or two at a time.

I am not BAS, but I have been to Antarctica and my old man spent many years in BAS. He left as a station commander and took part in interviewing candidates. He is away currently, but when he is back I'll ask for some info.
 
#3
I had the email address to the recruiting bod their froma few years ago if you want to try... she never replied back mind, and I had to go down in person.

What positions are you llooking at?
 
#4
Well looking for anything really, suppose Communications Manager or something along those lines. Might be cheeky and apply for station commander, they are looking for a lot of people at the moment. With regards to mental resilience I would say I'm well suited as I'm a hermit most of the time anyway ^^
 
#6
Comms managers don't come up that often, so get amongst it now.
 
#7
I did a course with a Royal Signals WO2 a couple of years ago. He'd returned from Antarctica the day before after spending 5 months or so there. He was part of a geological team purely because he had extreme cold weather experience and a few sneaky comms courses too. He rated it as "The best time of my entire life"
 
#8
I did a course with a Royal Signals WO2 a couple of years ago. He'd returned from Antarctica the day before after spending 5 months or so there. He was part of a geological team purely because he had extreme cold weather experience and a few sneaky comms courses too. He rated it as "The best time of my entire life"
Was he winged up and ever so slightly gwar?
 
#9
Nearly finished the application now, fingers crossed just doing cover letter and CV. Cheers all.
 
#13
couple of my mates have had the pleasure of being the REME attached air techs, as above both loved it. mad ******* took mess dress down and had a photo taken at the south pole new years day 2000!! I was in the falklands at the time shock of my life when they "popped in" to have a pint on the way down.
 

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