Apprentice Bicycle Mechanic - Chelmsford Specialized Concept Store Chelmsford

Calling all cyclists, we are looking for an Apprentice Bicycle Mechanic to come and join our team. You will be creating great customer relationships, advising and selling of bicycles and components, as well as the servicing and repair of bikes.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 per hour (£13,312 per annum)

  • Working week

    To start asap. Five days out of a six including Saturdays (closed Sun). 9.00am - 5.30pm, Monday - Saturday. Lunch break of 30 mins.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Creating great customer relationships, advising and selling of bicycles and components
  • Delivering the best store experience.
  • Diagnosis, servicing and repair of bikes.
  • Accepting and booking in repairs and / or services.
  • Accepting deliveries.
  • Using the EPOS system.
  • Building bikes for customers and display, including web orders.
  • High level of attention to detail required.
  • Effective communication with customers, colleagues and supplier partners.
  • Plan and prioritise service jobs and repairs.
  • Work safely.
  • Assist with social media posting and activities.

The training you will be getting

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

Support from a dedicated Performance Coach

  • Activate Apprenticeships
  • Bicycle Mechanics
  • ST0622
  • Intermediate Level 2
  • ACT - Cytech online Theory One
  • ACT - Cytech Technical Two
  • ACT - Cytech Technical Three
  • Online ALO study modules
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in maths and English if required
  • Regular workplace visits by Training Officer/Coach
  • 18 months

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We offer excellent progression opportunities both within our store network and our head office. We have people who have worked for the company for 20 years and many have progressed from shop floor roles into upper management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Interest in Cycles, Basic Cycle Repair Skills, Functional literacy & numeracy, Google Chrome Web Platform


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3-4 (D-C)) Desired

Things to consider

• Friendly & outgoing • Passionate about bikes and cycling in general. • Enjoy working as part of a team. • Self-motivated • Initiative

About the employer

From opening our first store in 1984 we are now one of the largest cycle store groups in East Anglia with eight standalone stores and the Cycle Revolution website. Stockists of some the worlds leading bike brands including Specialized, Giant, Cannondale and Raleigh we have stores dedicated to leisure, eMTB and road cycling in addition to Giant and Specialized brand stores in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Norwich.


Specialized Concept Store Chelmsford


Specialized Concept Store

96-98 Springfield Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Jenny Hyam

Apprenticeship standard

Bicycle mechanic

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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