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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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Mechanical Fitter - Rail Industry

  • Job added:   7 September 2019
  • Salary:   £20/hour
  • Location:   Crewe
  • County:   Cheshire
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   210752769
  • Company:   CV-Library
Mechanical Fitter - Precision Assembly / Coach Building - Rolling Stock, Rail Freight

Job Title
Electrical & Mechanical Build Technician (we Currently require both!)
Salary/Rate £18 - £20 / hour Location Crewe Posted Agency Entech Description
Fitter / Assembler
Crewe - Contract From £18 to £20
Assembler / Fitter/ Electrical Fitter / Mechanical Fitter + Crewe + Engineering

My client requires multiple assembler & fitter to further strengthen their team and in doing this, would like to recruit for a 6 month contract an experienced Assembler / mechanical Fitter to provide support to meet the companies and customers' needs.

You will either have good electrical & mechanical fitting skills or be a competent Mechanical fitter with experience of working within precision industries

In addition to a good rate of pay up to £20 Ltd, the client offers a 9 day working fortnight with alternate Fridays off

Key Responsibilities:

Electrical and mechanical assembly and integration of complex systems

Working from drawings and engineering instruction.

Competent and safe use of all hand and air tools.

Hand Drill techniques.

Use of Jigs, fixtures and measuring tools on precision assemblies.

Essential Skills:

Experience of electrical and mechanical assembly / fitting OR Electrical Fitting or pure Mechanical Fitting with experience of Fabrication and sub assembly build.

You will need either of those skills coupled with following;

- A comprehensive range of assembly and fitting skills with previous experience in similar roles.

- Ability to interpret drawings and work from written instructions with limited supervision

- Ability to use hand tools and measuring equipment with high accuracy

- Experience of using jigs, fixtures and measuring tools on precision assemblies

- Problem solver with a positive attitude

- Previous experience in vehicle assembly and maintenance would be beneficial, this could be within the automotive, rail, rail freight (ideal), or similar precision or machinery industry.

48 hours over 4 days available if preferred

Qualification:

Either recognised apprenticeship in mechanical assembly or equivalent or through work experience gained on the job.

If you are an experienced fitter / assembler with a proven background in Electrical or Mechanical Fitting (or both!) please apply below by sending your CV in word format.

Entech Technical Solutions Limited is an employment business/agency and complies with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations Act 2003

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