Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship



Closes on Sunday 1 September

Posted on 8 July 2024


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)
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


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



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



S1 4HX


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


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.


    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.


    • 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. (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:


    Jenny Hyam

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263182.

    Apply now

    Closes on Sunday 1 September

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