Port Lockroy Team Selection at Mepal Outdoor Centre

We are pleased to report that the new Port Lockroy team has now been picked. Congratulations to Phoebe, Amy and Stephen who will be joining Sarah (who worked at Port Lockroy last season) for the upcoming 2014-15 season at Port Lockroy.

Selection took place over two days in May at the Mepal Outdoor Centre in Ely. The eight candidates were put through their paces by staff, with activities ranging from the high ropes and raft building (kindly run by the Mepal Outdoor Centre), to plug rewiring and pallet building. This was broken up with the candidates’ formal interviews, as well as some more informal and fun team games.

Team raft building High ropes session Fun and games!

Using the Centre’s facilities and activities was a new experience for the Trust, and we are grateful to Mepal Outdoor Centre for enabling the smooth and successful running of the selection process with both their excellent facilities and activities (not to mention the food…definitely a high point for everyone!!). We, the staff, all agreed that we’d had a very enjoyable as well as successful two days. We certainly hope to return next year!

Congratulations again to our new 2014/15 team, and well done to all eight candidates who took part in the selection and made it such an enjoyable event. Finally, many thanks go to Jim Oakley, our external facilitator, Richard Hanson, our interviewer, and Sarah Auffret, our previous (and current) Port Lockroy team member.