The Cockburn volcano in the South Pole
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Would you want to work at the South Pole?

11 January 2012 Last updated at 18:36 GMT

The British Antarctic Survey says it is expecting 3,000 people to apply for 36 positions at its south pole bases.

They are looking for plumbers, electricians, chefs and carpenters to join their staff on the continent.

Athena Dinar from the BAS told Radio 5 live Drive why working in the Antarctic is so appealing.

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