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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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Project Management Assistant - Rail Projects

  • Job added:   19 December 2020
  • Salary:   £195 - £250/day
  • Location:   Birmingham, West Midlands
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212917466
  • Company:   CV-Library
A Project Management Assistant is required to join a major rail organisation overseeing a varied portfolio of rail enhancement schemes. This can be a remote based role, but team is Birmingham based, so distance to Birmingham maybe considered. This is an initial 3 month contract, with a likelihood to be extended.

Duties will include supporting the Scheme Project Managers and Project Managers on the team with research, storing information and additional assistance for these projects working throughout the full lifecycle of GRIP projects.

Successful candidate will have project management exposure to rail enhancement projects with knowledge of GRIP process. Some formal project management experience would be desirable.

This role is for a publicly funded organisation and has been determined inside IR35 for Limited Company contractors.

We have a fair and comprehensive selection procedure. It is our policy that there should be equal opportunity for and no discrimination against applicants on the grounds of gender, race, religion or belief, nationality, colour, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marriage and civil partnership, union or non-union membership, socio-economic background or being a part-time or fixed term worker

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