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Apprentice Bicycle Mechanic Freeborn

Freeborn are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Apprentice Cycle Mechanic to join their busy workshop. You will learn how to maintain and repair a wide range of big brand ebikes and bikes stocked by Freeborn, including Mondraker, Cube and Marin. Duties include building wheels to a high standard, completing strip downs and rebuilds of bikes.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    40 hours per week. Normally Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm with an hour’s lunch break. Occasional Saturdays maybe be required.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000122016

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An apprenticeship with Freeborn is a great way to learn while you earn. You will receive technical training, an experienced mentor and a recognised qualification at the end.

Freeborn Bicycles are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated apprentice cycle mechanic to join their busy workshop team. You will learn how to maintain and repair a wide range of big brand bikes stocked by Freeborn, including Mondraker, Cube and Marin.

The role will involve:

  • Carrying out repairs on a range of road and mountain bikes.
  • Completing pre-delivery inspections, ensuring all new bikes meet British standards
  • Building wheels to a high standard
  • Completing strip downs and rebuilds of bikes

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Bicycle mechanic Level 2 (GCSE)
    Typical duration: 18 months

  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway
  • College and performance coach visits

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completing your apprenticeship you may be invited to stay on and become a permanent member of our team. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Team working, Manual Dexterity

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3-4 (D-C)) Desired
Other Functional Skills Level 1 (or equivalent) in Math (Grade Level 1) Desired

Things to consider

The Cycle industry is fast-paced and constantly changing. You must live and breathe bikes to keep up!

About the employer

Freeborn specialises in top quality electric bikes and equipment, and has a fully stocked superstore in Horsham. The store has full workshop facilities and carries out all aspects of ebike and bike repairs, servicing and wheel building. Freeborn supply Cube Mondraker and Marin bikes. Freeborn specialises in top quality electric bikes and equipment, and has a fully stocked superstore in Horsham. The store has full workshop facilities and carries out all aspects of ebike and bike repairs, servicing and wheel building. Freeborn supply Cube Mondraker and Marin bikes.

Employer

Freeborn

Address

Freeborn

2 Red Kiln Close

Horsham

RH13 5QL

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Training

Training provider

ACTIVATE LEARNING

Contact

Jenny Hyam

jenny.hyam@activateapprenticeships.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Bicycle mechanic

Level 2 (GCSE)


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