Active Thames Valley Apprenticeships

Cycle Mechanic Apprentice

Employer: Bicycle Recycling (subsidiary of Motiv8 South Ltd)
Contact Ref: Marina Tuck (Bicycle Recycling (subsidiary of Motiv8 South Ltd))

Vacancy Description

This vacancy is now closed for applications.

Cycle Mechanic Apprentice

Bicycle Recycling is all about providing training and real job opportunities for young people through a modern vibrant business, wholly owned by youth charity Motiv8. Bicycle Recycling offers 3 core functions; a) Recycling and sales, b) Servicing and repairs and c) Training in cycle maintenance.

We are now looking to recruit a Cycle Mechanic Apprentice.

Duties include:

  • You will be required to service, assemble, repair and prepare bikes for our customers. This will include repairing brakes, gears, bearings, spokes, tyres/tubes, etc
  • Dealing with customers face to face, by phone and email
  • Cash handling                  
  • Order and replenish stock                       
  • Receive and store stock into the workplace       
  • Complete audits of stock 
  • Regularly attend training sessions                       
  • Comply with Health & Safety
  • Working as part of a team
  • Keeping a tidy and well organised work area

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:

Places available: 1

Duration: 12 months


Bicycle Recycling, Unit 2 Bus Station
South Street
PO12 1EP

Working weekly hours

Working 5 days in 7, typically Tuesday to Saturday, 7.5 hours per day

Weekly Wage





Skills Required
  • The right attitude: Apprentices need to be interested in cycle maintenance and show enthusiasm for the retailer and their services and products
  • Good people skills:
  • Team player: You must be capable of working in a flexible and ever changing environment
  • Reading and writing skills: You will be dealing with money, prices and products so you need basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Presentable: Dress and appearance counts
  • Interest and experience in the maintenance and repair of bikes would be desirable.

Qualifications Required

You will need 4 GCSE grades A*-D, including English, or a full Level 1 qualification at merit grade with literacy and numeracy at an appropriate level. 

Unfortunately, no one from our support team is available right now. If you pop in your name and telephone number, we will get back to you between 08:30 and 16:30 (Mon to Fri excluding Bank Holidays).