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

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


Location

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

Working weekly hours

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

Weekly Wage

£150


Dates

16/02/2018

08/01/2018


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. 


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