Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship

BIKE REHAB LTD

SHEFFIELD, S1 4HX

Closes on Sunday 1 September

Posted on 8 July 2024


Summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person who is keen to develop their career in the cycle industry, starting with this apprenticeship role to become a fully qualified Cytech Level 3 “Master Technician” trained professional cycle mechanic.

Annual wage
£12,147.20 to £21,713.12 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Bicycle mechanic (level 2)
Hours
36.5hrs, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am - 11am. Not including lunch breaks of 30 minutes.

36 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 1 October

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Apprenticeship in bicycle mechanics (ST0622) Level 2.

Remote (but the apprentice will have to attend a training centre to complete Cytech qualifications).

18 months + EPA.

Cytech online Theory One.

Cytech Technical Two.

Cytech Technical Three.

Where you’ll work

100 WELLINGTON STREET

SHEFFIELD

S1 4HX

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

ACTIVATE LEARNING

Your training course

Bicycle mechanic (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Use specialist bicycle diagnostic equipment to identify fault and formulate a plan to solve the problems; identifying when it is uneconomical to proceed.
  • Use cycle workstand correctly to safely and securely hold a bicycle on the appropriate part of the frame.
  • Service a cup and cone type hub, identifying worn parts and correct replacements.
  • Remove and replace sealed cartridge bearings using appropriate tools.
  • Service cable operated brake systems, correctly sizing and routing cabling using the correct spare parts and torque settings.
  • Bleed hydraulic brake systems.
  • Service derailleur gear systems, correctly sizing and routing cabling using correct spare parts and torque settings; straighten a derailleur hanger.
  • Tap the crank arm threads.
  • Identify the different standards of cranks and bottom brackets; remove and replace crank arms, bottom brackets and tap and face the bottom bracket shell.
  • Identify chain wear; assess compatibility issues, taking account of chain line and correctly split and install a quick link based chain.
  • Tape road handlebars.
  • Remove and replace a set of forks, taking account of the correct way to cut a fork steering column to size. Hydraulic fork servicing, disassemble and clean stations and cartridges and re-grease properly.
  • Remove, replace and service a headset, taking account of sizing standards.
  • Perform alignment checks to a bicycle frame.
  • Hand-build a wheel of differing complexities (for example, from simple 3-cross to manufacturer specific wheel systems) in the patterns required for non-disc, front disc and rear disc to the required tolerance and correctly dished and tensioned.
  • Set up and adjustment of internal gears.
  • Conduct quality assurance check of build or repair work completed.
  • Complete handover once completed build or repair is finished, including advising on further and future work required, changes to operation, required on-going maintenance and complete paperwork as appropriate.
  • Serve customers or clients on any required area of the store; refer them on to a more senior colleague or to ask for help; seek after market sales.
  • Communicate via suitable means with customers (telephone, text, email, social media) in order to ensure good service is maintained.
  • Use catalogues (hard copy and online) to identify parts and order to fulfil customers needs.
  • Use manual system and workshop diary and complete any associated paperwork.
  • Deal with complaints, following employer and manufacturers policies.
  • Identify when something has failed or is not fit for purpose.
  • Maintain proper tool maintenance and general workshop cleanliness and tidiness.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Have 5 GCSE’s grade 4 (or equivalent) and above. (grade 9-4(A*-C))

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Exceptional Customer Service

    Other requirements

    Location is in Sheffield City Centre. Some heavy lifting is required.

    About this company

    Bike Rehab is a busy Sheffield City based cycle service and repair centre specialising in quality, convenience and customer service.

    http://www.bikerehab.co.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    The role has the potential to develop into a full-time mechanic position. With the possibility to develop further into a workshop manager position.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    ACTIVATE LEARNING

    Jenny Hyam

    faculty.enrolments@activateapprenticeships.co.uk

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263182.

    Apply now

    Closes on Sunday 1 September

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