Forget Europe and the Far East – graduates now seem to be flocking to the ice-cold climates of Antarctica.
And now it has emerged that Florence Barrow, a 22-year-old St Andrews University graduate, has landed a rather unique job running a post office in the southernmost continent.
While 22-year-old Henry beat 300 competitors to join the International Scott Centenary Expedition (ISCE), which celebrates the 100th anniversary since Robert Falcon Scott’s escapade to Antarctica, Florence triumphed over 160 rivals to become post mistress at Port Lockroy, the most popular area of the Antarctic.
Florence, who graduated with an MA in Modern History from Fife University, will work in a building with no central heating, mains electricity or running water – 11,000 miles away from home town Suffolk.
The building is only accessible by ship and is run as a “living museum” to give tourists a snapshot of what life was like for early explorers and scientists.
However, it is only open during the Austral summer when the ice is thin enough for ships to reach the area – meaning that for the most part, Florence will only have three other people and a colony of 4,000 penguins for company.
Miss Barrow said: "With a generation of graduates out of work, I am incredibly lucky to have secured any job, let alone a dream job.
"Working in the Antarctic is a privilege that very few people get to experience and to be there in 2012, the centenary year of Scott's expedition to the South Pole, will make it even more special.
"I've grown up with stories of my great-great uncle Hartley Ferrar, a geologist onboard the Discovery, and similarly my great grandfather who was a deckhand on the Terra Nova, so I feel I have a real connection to the continent."
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