Apprentice Bicycle Mechanic AZTECS BIKES LTD

Are you passionate about bicycles? Do you have a knack for fixing things and a desire to turn your passion into a career? We are seeking enthusiastic individual to join our Aztecs Bikes Family as an Apprentice Bicycle Mechanic. This apprenticeship is your ticket to becoming a skilled professional in the world of bicycle repair and maintenance.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80 to £16,255.20

    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

    Shift-based schedule to accommodate the needs of the shop and customers. Typical hours are between: Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    22 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting with Bike Inspections: You'll start your day by assisting experienced mechanics in inspecting bicycles brought in for repairs. This involves assessing the condition of different components such as gears, brakes, wheels, and frames.
  • Repairing and Servicing Bicycles: Once the inspections are complete, you'll dive into repairing and servicing bicycles. This can include tasks like adjusting gears, replacing brake pads, truing wheels, lubricating chains, and fixing punctures.
  • Assisting with Bike Builds: As an apprentice, you will be involved in assembling new bikes for customers. This includes attaching components, adjusting brakes and gears, and ensuring the bike is properly tuned and ready for use.
  • Learning New Techniques: Throughout the week, you'll have opportunities to learn new repair techniques and broaden your knowledge. This may involve attending training sessions, workshops, or watching demonstrations by experienced mechanics.
  • Customer Interactions: You'll have the chance to interact with customers, assisting them with inquiries, offering advice on bike maintenance, and discussing repairs or upgrades. Developing good communication skills and providing excellent customer service is an essential part of the role.
  • Inventory Management: Keeping the workshop organised and well-stocked is important. You may be responsible for managing inventory, organising spare parts, and ensuring tools and equipment are properly maintained.
  • Shadowing and Learning from Experienced Mechanics: One of the invaluable aspects of the apprenticeship is the opportunity to shadow and learn from experienced mechanics. You'll observe their techniques, ask questions, and receive guidance as you work on various tasks.
  • Maintenance and Cleaning: Keeping the workshop clean and well-maintained is crucial. You'll be responsible for maintaining a clean work environment, including sweeping the floors, cleaning tools, and properly storing equipment.


Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll gradually take on more responsibilities as your skills progress. The tasks assigned to you will become more complex, and you'll have the opportunity to work on a wider range of bicycles and handle more challenging repairs.

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

Bicycle mechanic level 2.

This apprenticeship is set as follows:

  • Cytech Technical Two (during months 5 to 7)
  • Cytech Technical Three (during months 14 to 16)

The training will be carried out at the apprentice’s workplace. The remainder (two short block-release courses) is delivered at one of the four Cytech workshops in either Oxford, Guildford, Stafford or Darlington.

The apprenticeship is made up of twelve modules of learning – these will be delivered by blended learning using a combination of regular face to face and remote visits from your training officer/performance coach, e-learning; videos, case studies, personal study, employer led training and mentoring and two block release technical training courses at one of our designated Cytech workshops.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Senior Mechanic or Lead Technician: With experience and continued skill development, you can progress to a senior mechanic or lead technician role. In these positions, you'll take on more complex repairs, mentor apprentices, and oversee the daily operations of the workshop. Your expertise and leadership skills will play a vital role in maintaining a high level of service and customer satisfaction.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent FS Level 1 in English and Math minimum (Grade FS Level 1 in English and Math) Essential

About the employer

At Aztecs Bikes, we take great pride in being more than just a bike shop. We are a vibrant and passionate cycling enthusiasts dedicated to providing exceptional service and fostering a love for bicycles. Our shop was founded with a simple yet powerful vision: to create a welcoming space where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can experience the joy and freedom of cycling. What started as a small initiative has grown into a thriving establishment that is deeply rooted in the local community (check our amazing Google review if you don't believe us!). We share a common goal—to share our passion for bikes and provide top-notch customer service. From skilled mechanics who meticulously repair and maintain bicycles to go above and beyond to assist customers, each member of our team plays a vital role in creating a positive and enriching experience for everyone who walks through our doors. We believe that cycling is more than just a means of transportation; it's a way of life. It promotes physical well-being, connects people, and contributes to a healthier and more sustainable environment. We are committed to spreading this message and encouraging more people to embrace cycling as a way to enhance their lives. When you choose Aztecs Bikes, you become part of our extended family. We are here to guide and support you. Our commitment to excellence and genuine care for our customers sets us apart, ensuring that you receive the highest level of service and expertise. We invite you to experience the warmth and enthusiasm of our shop firsthand. Visit us at Aztecs Bikes and let us help you discover the transformative power of bicycles.







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Apprenticeship standard

Bicycle mechanic

Level 2 (GCSE)

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