12 Feb '18, 12am

Need a new job? Try Antarctica

PARIS • If you want to climb the career pole, a French research institute may just have the vacancy you are looking for. But you have to relocate to the North or South Pole. The Paul-Emile Victor Polar Institute in north-west France has launched an initiative to recruit about 40 people for a wide variety of jobs at its six bases in the Arctic and Antarctica. From chemists and carpenters to bakers and pastry chefs, the institute is stepping up its efforts to reach potential candidates for 12-to 14-month stints at its bases with endless summer days and winter nights. However, aspiring candidates must be able to speak French to take on these jobs. "We get lots of interest from the biology fields, but not enough mechanics or tool operators because these people don't know about us," said Mr Laurence Andre Le Marec, hiring director at the institute that is named after a French p...

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