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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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  • Job added:   23 November 2020
  • Location:   Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Other
  • Reference:   212789571
  • Company:   CV-Library

A career in rail isn’t just about the trains. It’s also about managing and working on projects, in-depth planning and complex engineering with safety at the forefront of it all.

If you are looking for a new career, or you have experience in rail infrastructure works, then SWGR might have the role for you.

We are currently the main supplier of specialist resources on rail contracts across the country and have a number of safety-critical roles available. If that is something you have experience in, or want to start a career in – then we want to hear from you. Equally, if you have worked in support services overseeing the work of rail operations personnel, please get in touch.

Working with SWGR

Working with some of the industry’s most experienced people, SWGR will support your personal and professional growth aspirations. We aim to be one of the best and most successful employers within the rail industry.

Our open and supportive culture is aligned with our desire to work with ambitious, focused and career minded people. It is these traits that will help us to achieve our customers’ objectives, whilst meeting our own goals and providing you with an enjoyable and rewarding career.

You will be the face of our business working directly alongside our customers and supporting our supply chain partners.

Speak to us if you’re looking for:

* A company to work for that is trusted and reliable in the railway sector

* An experienced team to be part of

* A fantastic career with opportunities to progress

* A role to meet goals and achieve objectives

An important part of keeping the railways on the move

We must stress, these are not jobs for the ‘faint-hearted’.

You will be out on the frontline in all weathers leading or working as part of a team helping to ensure the efficiency and safety of the railway – playing an important part in keeping passengers and rail freight safely on the move.

Working safely, consistently and as part of a team is a game entry requirement here at SWGR. We actively challenge unsafe practices.

You will be empowered to do the right things through addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing for all those who work on or use the rail network – ensuring that we are all safe together.

If this sounds like the right place for you, please get in touch.

Opportunities available include (but are not limited to):

Project Managers

Delivery Unit Managers

Resource Managers

Resource Co-ordinators

SSOW Planners

Isolation Planners

Nominated Person

Authorised Person

RETB Box Operators


Earthing Assistant

Engineering Supervisor

Controller of Site Safety

Crane Controller

Machine Controller

Points Operator

Level Crossing Attendants

PTS Personnel

Senior PICOP

Possession Support Staff

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