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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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Trainee Rail Track Operative

  • Job added:   10 April 2021
  • Location:   Avonmouth, City of Bristol
  • County:   Bristol (County)
  • Job Type:   Temporary
  • Reference:   213515795
  • Company:   CV-Library
This is a training course which may lead to employment

To qualify for this course you must be aged between 19-24

Are you aged 19-24 and unemployed? Get your PTS qualification and begin your career in rail.


* Personal Track Safety (PTS qualification)

* No previous experience required

* Guaranteed interviews

* Blend of virtual learning and practical training

If want to build a career in the rail industry then we can help you reboot your career and enhance your employment prospects.

Bypass the traditional application process, gain industry recognised qualifications and showcase your skills to employers.


During this 12 week programme you will complete an online and practical training programme and work placement to prepare you for work in the rail industry. This will include;

* Level 1 Award in Employability Skills (City & Guilds)

* Level 2 Rail Operative

* Functional Skills

* Personal Track Safety (PTS) qualification

* Work placement


To be eligible to take part in the Traineeships programme you must be aged 19-24, unemployed and not hold a qualification above level 3 or equivalent.

Please note that this is a training course which has the potential to lead to employment. It is funded through the ESFA and there is no fee for the training

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