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Cycle Maintenance Apprentice

Employer: John’s Cycles
Contact Ref: John Ayers (John’s Cycles)

Vacancy Description

This vacancy is now closed for applications.

Cycle Maintenance Apprentice

You will have a keen interest in bicycles and how they work. You will be practical and think outside the box to solve problems after all you are an engineer. Being a team player is essentail as is the ability to work on your own

The Role

You will learn how to fully service a bicycle which includes:

Brake fitting and adjustment

Adjusting gears

Fitting chains and cassettes

Threading and fitting bottom brackets

Fitting headsets

Installing forks

Wrapping bar tape

Straightening hangers

Truing wheels

Hub servicing

Fitting tyres and tubes

Understanding all the numbers in the bike world eg ertro's, pcd's, torque settings, tyre pressures,

Fitting various accessories

Eg mudguards, pannier racks, cycle computers

At the end you will be confident in all aspects of bicycle mechanics and can work confidently as a cytech trained engineer.

Training to be Provided

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance & Installation - Cycles pathway;
  • Cytech 2;
  • Level 2 Certificate in Cycle Maintenance;
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English & IT if applicable
  • Employee Responsibilities and Rights 
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.

Key Information

Job role: Cycle Maintenance Apprentice

Places available: 1

Duration: 12 months


17 Greenhill Parade

New Barnet

Working weekly hours

40 hours, Mon, Tues, Thu & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5.30, closed Wed & Sun, 1 hour lunch Mon-Fri, 30 min lunch Sat

Weekly Wage





Skills Required

A genuine passion/interest in bikes is  a must, Hard working, creative thinking, independent, punctual, presentable, good personal hygiene, non smoker - You need to live locally or have a realistic commute, and be willing to undergo a DBS check as your clients will be of all ages.

Qualifications Required

**3 x GCSEs at grades A*-E (or equivalent) including Maths and English (or predicted)

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