Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bentley Does It

Yikes! I see robbers made off in a Bentley after a raid on the Halifax in Ramsgate last night! They must have heard Our Gordon Master had stuffed it full of lovely taxpayers' dosh. Just goes to show that even the local millionaires round here are feeling the pinch!

What's that? Where was I last night, officer? Er, um...

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11 comments:

Lil~Miss~Lunatic said...

I was there! I saw it all guv'nor! Well I didn't see much as the big Securico van was in the way but I saw the car pull up and I saw some guys with baseball bats and a sledgehammer and then I saw them speed away with some boxes and then I watched an ambulance turn up and I saw some coppers attempting to put police tape up around the scene... Ooooh such excitement!

Shinguard said...

I think you will find that this was not a robbery but just two Lloyds Bank officials merely collecting money from HBOS, obviously the takeover has not yet been finalised and there will be teething problems.

Anonymous said...

I think we are going to see a lot more of this in the coming months as times get tough.
So far out of 20 of my friends, 9 have been laid off in Thanet alone this past 60 days, tough times are here folks.

Be like the wild west soon...lol

Lil~Miss~Lunatic said...

I agree with anon, times are getting ridiculously hard, I kind of wish I'd thought of masterminding a bank robbery myself...! I find it increasingly frustrating to see gas, petrol, food and living prices rise when wages hardly move at all. We can't live forever like this, so perhaps last nights events are a sign of things to come?

Anonymous said...

I don't see an employment problem with all the jobs soon to be available at Manston etc, as promised by TDC & supported by some loons.

Anonymous said...

Well Cummins seems to have jobs. Reflecting, it seems, a greater recognition of the need to secure electrical supplies in these times of terrorist threat.

Recommendations to govt included liaison between hospital engineers and backup genny manufacturers at the design stage (now in the new NHS Security of Electrical Supply Regs): and technical authorship more able to support maintenance regime towards spec testing; spare parts backup to be more strategically geared; better customer engineer product training

And Lo it becomes so

And jobs are created. Lives in hospitals are better safeguarded and the ability to emergency shut down our nuclear power plant, and avoid Chernobyl in UK, is improved.

So well done Cummins. Now all that is needed is a bit of historical evidence.

And look at all the jobs Rick appears to have generated (gettit?)in the Thanet economy.




Cummins Power Generation
Based in Ramsgate, Kent, the Cummins plant makes a variety of commercial power systems consisting of 30kW-2MW generator sets, controls, transfer switches and paralleling switchgear for customers such as office buildings, retail stores, telecommunications, hospitals, schools, and factories. In countries where utility power is unreliable or unavailable, they are used as a prime source of power. The Power Generation Business is a global provider of power generation systems, components and services in standby power, distributed power generation, as well as auxiliary power in mobile applications to meet the needs of a diversified customer base.
Service Engineer - Ref: CPG30890
Location: Ramsgate, kent
Salary: £Dep on Exp, plus annual bonus, plus other benefits
Reporting directly to the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Aftermarket Product Support Manager (Lead), this position has responsibility for providing excellent service support to power generation customers and channel partners (distributors).
Staff Engineer - Power Electronics - Ref: CPG30851
Location: Cummins Power Generation, Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £30K- £37K plus annual bonus, plus other benefits including healthcare, relocation and pension
Cummins Power Generation Business is a global supplier of electrical power plants, diesel and natural gas generating sets, power electronics and Genset components. The Power Electronics Group covers products and associated services across a range of generator set controllers, transfer switches, switchgear and load management systems, remote monitoring and control software providing integrated system solutions. Reporting to the Projects Manager, the role includes responsibility for the design and factory testing of electrical and controls systems for use with diesel/gas electricity generating sets and associated LV/MV Switchgear. Commissioning support of Power Electronics systems would also be required at times.
Service Engineer (Power Generation) x 3 - Ref: CPG30890
Location: Manston, Ramsgate, Kent, UK
Salary: Competitive
Working in service engineering supporting Cummins Power Generations consumer products enables employees to become familiar with power generation products and their applications. This position will also work closely with the Cummins Power Generation distribution organizations and channel partners. Service engineering employees develop troubleshooting skills, failure analysis skills, and written/verbal communication skills while working cross-functionally with the entire organization.
Technical Writer - Ref: CPG30524
Location: Manston, Ramsgate, Kent. Customer Care Department
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Technical Writer required for Cummins Power Generation in Ramsgate, Kent to develop new product support literature by tightly integrating instructions and procedures of well written text with illustrating graphics.
Marketing Manager - Ref: CPG30730
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £30-38k, plus annual bonus, plus other benefits including healthcare and pension
Based in Manston, Kent, reporting to the General Manager, Marketing Strategy & Business Analysis the position will develop marketing and sales strategies in order to grow the genset and G-drive businesses within the Commercial Business Unit primarily focussing on Europe, Middle East, Africa regions.
Commissioning Engineer - Ref: CPG30830
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £31-37k, plus annual bonus, plus other benefits
Cummins Power Generation Business is a global supplier of electrical power plants, diesel and natural gas generating sets, power electronics and genset components. The Power Electronics Group covers products and associated services across a range of generator set controllers, transfer switches, switchgear and load management systems, remote monitoring and control software providing integrated system solutions. Reporting to the Projects Manager, the role includes responsibility for the on site Commissioning of Power Electronics systems. The role will also include some design and factory testing of electrical and controls systems for use with diesel/gas electricity generating sets and associated LV/MV Switchgear when not undertaking Commissioning assignments.
Manufacturing Engineer x2 - Ref: CPG30828
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £26-36k Dep on Experience, plus annual bonus, plus other benefits
The role is to provide technical support to Plant Operations to ensure that the combination of labour, machine, method, material & environment produce a product that is repeatable and meets customer quality, cost, delivery and safety objectives.
Occupational Health Assistant - Ref: CPG30845
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £18-25k, plus annual bonus, plus other benefits
Dedicated to building and sustaining a world class enterprise, that sets the standard on an international basis, Cummins Power Generation in Kent (CPGK) is part of a global power systems business, operating at the forefront of new applications in continuous power generation. Working in a purpose built, modern complex, reporting to the Health, Safety and Environment Manager, the main purpose of the role is to assist with fitness for work programmes and be able to identify risks to health within the workplace and to liaise with the Occupational Health advisor on site to support on site OH provision.
IT Business Analyst - Ref: CPG30848
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £30- 38k pa, plus annual bonus, plus other benefits
Reporting to the Manager of IT, the role is responsible for supporting engineering, as well as general IT business analyst and project management support across the business.
International Transportation Analyst (Logistics Analyst) - Ref: CPG30822
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £28K- £34K plus annual bonus, plus other benefits
Reporting to the Manager of Global Logistics for the Cummins Power Generation Kent (CPGK), UK facility, the Global Logistics Analyst will support the development and implementation of logistics and supply chain strategies whilst assisting in the management of the international transportation, warehousing and service providers supply base in order to become world class at delivering products and materials to meet total cost goals.
Manager - Health, Safety & Environment - Ref: CPG30517
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £30 -40K, plus annual bonus, plus other benefits including relocation assistance, healthcover and pension
Cummins Power Generation (CPG) is a $3 billion a year Global Diesel and Gas Generating Set based Power Solutions provider. As part of this Business CPG has a number of Business Units focused on establishing the Customers energy and electrical needs and creating an optimised solution to meet his requirements. The Energy Solutions Business (ESB) is one of these Business Units, Established some 10 Years ago, ESB is responsible for Energy Solutions utilising Cummins own Gas fired Generating Sets. Utilising Generating Sets with Unit sizes between 300kW and 2000kW ESB are developing Projects to meet Customers Energy needs generally in the range of 1000kW to 10,000kW. The Generating Sets are arranged either as a Power Generation Only Solution, a Combined Heat and Power Solution or in Greenhouse applications as a Tri Generation Solution. This role is to work within ESB for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region and is primarily responsible for ensuring all ESB sites and projects are in compliance with the HSE requirements and meeting all legal requirements in the countries were ESB operates, support the corporate HSE initiatives and ensuring all ESB employees are properly trained, develops processes, procedures or work instructions to make people work safer and in full compliance of the environmental regulations.
Application Specialist - Ref: CPG30774
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £35-38k, plus annual bonus, plus other benefits
Dedicated to building and sustaining a world class enterprise, that sets the standard on an international basis, Cummins Power Generation in Kent (CPGK) is part of a global power systems business, operating at the forefront of new applications in continuous power generation. The ESB (Energy Solutions Business) organisation is looking for a high quality individual for an Application Specialist - Electrical position, reporting to the Application Engineering Manager.
Technical Writer - Ref: CPG30786
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £22-31K, plus annual bonus, plus other benefits including healthcare and pension
Dedicated to building and sustaining a world class enterprise, that sets the standard on an international basis, Cummins Power Generation in Kent (CPGK) is part of a global power systems business, operating at the forefront of new applications in continuous power generation. Reporting to the Technical Communications Supervisor and the General Manager, the Technical Writer will be involved in the VPI (New and Existing Product Introduction) process, the production of manuals, instruction sheets and parts catalogues in line with VPI schedule and maintenance of existing documentation.
Supply Systems Administrator (AS400) - Ref: CPG30866
Location: Ramsgate, Kent
Salary: £Negk (depending on experience), plus annual bonus, plus other benefits
Dedicated to building and sustaining a world class enterprise, that sets the standard on an international basis, Cummins Power Generation in Kent (CPGK) is part of a global power systems business, operating at the forefront of new applications in continuous power generation. Reporting to the Manager of Supply, the Supply Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting the supply team in the provision of business data, system administration and maintenance in line with the company policies and guidelines.

Anonymous said...

Oooh Richard I didn't realise you were now allowing adverts in the comments ;)

Anonymous said...

There is a rumour that Wills & Prosser of CGP are a wee bit short of funds to do any developing on Gateway; was this some fund-raising going on?

derick97 said...

I suppose that means
"Caught Grabbing Pounds"
then

Anonymous said...

Anon. 10.26 the longer the delays the less likely the whole scheme is to get built.

I understand that to sort out the conditions imposed in the amendment attached to the application, can take months not the 'two weeks' Doug Brown stated. A Section 106 to be agreed could take some time unless both parties put lots of staff on to it. TDC may have the staff but has CGP or its consultants got the people with the expertise or money in the kitty.

Anonymous said...

Anon. 10.26 said ' the longer the delays the less likely the whole scheme is to get built.'

So maybe that has been the plan all along, build in delays to the planning process and hope they walk away ?