Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship TRUE NORTH ADVENTURES & CYCLE HUB LIMITED

Do you love bikes? Us too, so come and work with us and work in our super busy Cycle Hub at the foothills of Wharncliffe/Grenoside Woods. We are looking for a bicycle mechanic apprentice to learn, develop and join our team. Be part of the best bike shop in Yorkshire.

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Closing date: 06 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    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

    Number of Hours: 30 (Wednesday – Saturday). Lunch break length: 30 mins. Working hours (excluding lunch) Monday closed Tuesday 9-5 Weds 9-5. Thurs 10-6 Friday 9-3 Saturday 9-4 Sunday 10-2

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256557

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ongoing training and development to carry out repairs and servicing on all bikes and ebikes.  To achieve Level 2 Cytech bicycle mechanic
  • All our POS/Till/Workshop and Web systems are with Citrus Lime.  Training will be provided on how to operate all these correctly
  • Manage workshop module and book jobs in with the correct durations in available spaces
  • Cleaning of bikes (where required)
  • Stock management, including placing purchase orders for new stock, checking in stock and stock checking existing stock
  • Dealing with customers face to face and over the phone.  Will require confident and polite manner and be able to deal with checking in for repairs, queries, or sales
  • Learn and understand about our brands and ranges and be able to confidently discuss with customers
  • Process online web orders, pack up and post out
  • There may be requirement to assist over at our adventure hub in Hope, learning about the operational aspects, booking system, safety waivers, repairs and cleaning of bikes if cover is needed over there (transport to here, if needed will be provided)

The training you will be getting

  • Apprenticeship in bicycle mechanics (ST0622) Level 2 (intermediate)
  • Remote (but the apprentice will have to attend a training centre to complete Cytech qualifications)
  • 18 months + EPA
  • Functional Skills in maths and English

Additional professional trade qualifications:

  • Cytech online Theory One
  • Cytech Technical Two
  • Cytech Technical Three

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full-time post upon completion of apprenticeship at Cycle Hub.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, basic interest of bicycles

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Our location is just off a main road with good public transport links.

About the employer

True North moved to Sheffield in August 2023, and what a 6 months it’s been. Prime location for everything mountain bike, gravel bike and road bike, being based at the foothills of Wharncliffe and Grenoside Woods. We are a rider owned and run bike shop, and simply put, we just love bikes. Over the last few years, we’ve built up a solid reputation for quality repairs and servicing on all bikes, but also as an electric bike specialist. We are certified repair centres for Bosch, Yamaha, Shimano, Mahle and a premium partner for Fazua. We adopt the attitude that every customer deserves good quality service, and our time and effort to make sure every problem can be fixed (regardless how complicated), and we’ve been rewarded with repeat custom and a busy and growing workshop in one of the busiest mountain bike meccas in Yorkshire. We stock quality bike brands from Yeti, Mondraker, Pivot, Focus, Merida, GT and Haibike, which have been picked based on a rider's perspective on how they perform but also the range that they provide to suit all customers. We also stock a great range of parts and accessories from Fox, Ohilins, Burgtec, Peatys, Michelin, Vittoria, Madison, Royal and Sweet Protection (to name a few) again, even P&A is selected for brands we believe in. We’ve recently expanded our business and have a secondary arm based in Hope Valley for ebike hire with a huge fleet of Mondraker ebikes for people to hire. In addition, we have qualified guides and skills instructors. Our adventure hub is based behind a new outdoor hotel called Bike & Boot, and people can simply hire bikes for the day or hire a bike and guide and enjoy a great day out in the Peaks. Our Cycle and Adventure Hubs have an amazing atmosphere, we love bikes and we love nothing more than the relaxed yet busy shop we’ve become. We’re super proud of the vibe and customer base we’ve created.

Employer

TRUE NORTH ADVENTURES & CYCLE HUB LIMITED

Address

Unit 26, Step Business Centre

Wortley Road, Deepcar

Sheffield

S36 2UH

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Training

Training provider

ACTIVATE LEARNING

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

Contact

Jenny Hyam

Jenny.hyam@activateapprenticeships.co.uk

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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