Cycle Maintenance and Shop Apprentice Bike Goo

We have an excellent opportunity for a confident and passionate individual to work with us as an apprentice cycle mechanic. The role will include day to day cycle repair and servicing and will also involve dealing with customer enquiries. Full training will be provided.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri (9.00am-5.00pm – with one hour unpaid for lunch), Sat (9.00am-1.00pm)

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for a motivated enthusiastic individual to work in our bike shop in Crowborough.

Primarily you will work in our workshop conducting general servicing and repair tasks on all types of customer bicycles.

You will also be dealing with customer enquires both face-to-face and over the phone and assisting with the routine operations of our shop.

You may also become involved in the day-to-day runnning of our online ecommerce page including stock management and processing customer orders.

You will be trained on the job by our experienced cycle mechanic and will also be trained to Cytech 2 level at ATG Training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience fixing or maintaining your own bike or family/friends bikes would be preferred.
  • Some knowledge of using tools for basic mechanic tasks would be an advantage.

Personal qualities

  • You will be a confident person with an attention to detail.
  • You will have a passion for cycling, specifically mountain biking and have a desire to follow a career in the cycle trade.
  • You will have excellent communication skills and be happy working as part of a small team.
  • You need to be happy talking to people aswell as listening to and solving customer queries.

Qualifications required

3 passes GCSE grades A*-E (or equivalent) including Maths and English (or predicted).

Future prospects

At the end of the apprenticeship you may be offered a permenant mechanic/shop assistant role. We look to invest in our staff and there is the potential for you to develop your skills with further specialist cycle training once in your mechanic role.

Things to consider

Must live within easy travelling distance of our shop in Crowborough and must have a keen interest in mountain biking.

About the employer

Bikegoo is a bike shop based in Crowborough in East Sussex. We are mountain bike specialists and stockists for Orange and Santa Cruz bikes. We’ve been in business for 10 years and we have built a good reputation on excellent cycle maintenance.


Bike Goo


Unit 1

Lexden Lodge Industrial Estate

Crowborough Hill



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Additional location information

Must live within easy travelling distance of our shop in Crowborough and must have a keen interest in mountain biking

Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation - Cycles Pathway
  • Cytech 2
  • Level 2 Certificate in Cycle Maintenance
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English, and ICT (if applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ATG Training


Bal Chauhan 01296737838

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017