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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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Technical Author - Rail Signalling

  • Job added:   2 February 2020
  • Salary:   £270/day
  • Location:   Birmingham
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   211635144
  • Company:   CV-Library
Technical Author (rail) needed for a contract position in Birmingham

Rate: £270 per day - Please be aware the initial CEST assessment carried out against this role has provided an

"Undetermined" result at this stage so please be aware that the role may fall in scope of IR35 regulations.

Contract length: 6 months

Start date: ASAP

My client is looking for a technical author to join their signalling team.

The role will involve supporting the software development team by producing documentation to support the software assurance process.
For example, technical authors write requirements documentation, interface control documents and user manuals.
Technical authors will specify the methodological and technological details of a project in documents, that is designed to allow the reader to understand a subject or use a piece of software. A common task is capturing the requirements for a piece of software, from which a developer can produce the code.

Technical authors need enough knowledge to understand their subject thoroughly. However, when writing they must bear in mind the perspective of their readers, who may be encountering the subject for the first time. Working in the safety-critical railway environment, there is a strong need for clarity and consistency; ambiguity can be catastrophic

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