Apprentice Bicycle Builder Butterfield Bicycles

Apprentice Bicycle Builder required, duties to include: Producing mechanical assemblies and detailed fitting of Bicycle parts using JIG welding techniques, MIG and TIG welding, milling of mechanical parts, turning techniques and hand fitting, diagnosing faults and undertaking repairs, dealing with customers and creating estimates for repair work.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week, Monday to Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    08 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001221843

  • Positions

    1 available

Apprenticeship training in Mechanical Engineering at Level 2 -

  • Producing mechanical assemblies and detailed fitting of Bicycle parts using JIG welding techniques using silver and brass.
  • MIG and TIG welding, milling and turning of mechanical parts, and hand fitting techniques.  
  • Diagnosing faults and undertaking repairs, booking in repairs, serving customers and dealing with calls and enquiries.
  • Creating estimates for repair work
  • Maintaining computer systems.
  • Handling cash and card payments.

 

You will also undertake a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in cycle mechanics, covering Road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid, BMX and utility bikes- it will incorporate gear systems, hub bearings, tubular and tubeless tyres, braking systems, building wheels. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • High interest in building bicycles, designing and repairing bicycle frames.
  • Ability to work in a practical hands on environment.
  • Good time keeping skills.

Personal qualities

  • Good work ethic
  • Passion and drive to gain qualifications and experience working within the engineering sector.

Qualifications required

  • Must have minimum GCSE, or equivalent, A-C grades in maths, English, ICT.

Future prospects

Move onto Level 3 advanced apprenticeship; incorporating design elements and bespoke bicycle building.

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to the training center based in Oldham, alongside attending the work place on a daily basis.

About the employer

Butterfield Bicycles is a friendly, family owned bicycle shop offering sales, repairs, and bespoke, hand built steel frames. We are the latest in a line of bicycles shops stretching back over 80+ years at the current Hollinwood Avenue site.

Employer

Butterfield Bicycles

Address

395 Hollinwood Avenue

Manchester

M40 0JQ

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship training in Mechanical Engineering at Level 2 - Producing mechanical assemblies and detailed fitting of Bicycle parts using JIG welding techniques using silver and brass, MIG and TIG welding, milling and turning of mechanical parts, and hand fitting techniques.  
  • You will also undertake a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in cycle mechanics, covering Road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid, BMX and utility bikes- it will incorporate gear systems, hub bearings, tubular and tubeless tyres, braking systems, building wheels. 

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

OLDHAM ENGINEERING GROUP TRAINING ASSOCIATION LIMITED (THE)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Oldham Engineering Group Training Association Limited (The)

Contact

Kathy Chew 0161 624 5360 Kchew@otctraining.co.uk


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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017