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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Lead End Point Assessor - Rail Engineering

  • Job added:   11 December 2020
  • Salary:   £30 - £35/hour plus expenses
  • Location:   Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • County:   Nottinghamshire
  • Job Type:   Other
  • Reference:   212890881
  • Company:   CV-Library
Protocol are proud to be working with a leading end-point assessment organisation to recruit for a Lead End Point Assessor specialising in Rail Engineering Operative. This is an excellent opportunity to earn additional income alongside your current role, as well as further your skills within education. As a lead end point assessor you will be tasked with monitoring and supporting a team of EPAs ensuring their is a standardised approach to quality assurance. The role will be home-based initially remote, but may require nationwide travel which will be expensed.

We are looking for candidates with recent up-to-date, relevant experience of rail engineering with knowledge in; Track, Traction & Rolling Stock (T&RS), Electrification, Overhead Lines, Signaling, Telecoms.

As part of the application process we will need an up to date CV as well as a CPD log which clearly shows occupational competency.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

Recent occupational experience in the Rail Engineering sector from the past 12 months
IQA qualification
An assessor's qualification (ie: CAVA, A1, D32/33)
Essential Skills and Abilities

The assessor must be someone who has nothing to gain from the outcome of the assessment and must not have been involved in the training and/or line management of the apprentice
Evidence of regularly updated continuing professional development (CPD) to demonstrate practical experience and updated occupational expertise. This will cover updated knowledge and skills, changes to legislation and consider the latest developments in the sector
Excellent understanding of the standard(s) for the new apprenticeship frameworks, including specific knowledge in the industry area for the standard
Understanding of regulators' requirements: Ofqual, SFA, industry bodies

Desirable Skills & Abilities
Flexibility to travel across the UK
Willingness to agree to overnight stays away from home, if required
Hold a recognised current workplace assessment qualification
Hold an IQA or IV award
About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We're more than a recruitment agency - we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we've got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits - your future is in good hands.

The legal bit

Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion

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