Apprenticeships

Last revised: 5th February 2021

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both apprentices and employers and lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

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Apprenticeships benefit everyone involved, particularly in challenging economic times. Apprentices get valuable on-the-job training, employers get engaged and loyal staff and customers get professionally maintained bikes. Better yet apprenticeships can be completed while you gain experience in the work place and training costs involved with apprenticeships are heavily subsidised by the Government (if the employer doesn't pay into the apprenticeship levy).

Within the UK cycle industry we have the 18 month Level 2 Bicycle mechanic Apprenticeship Standard (ST0622).

This apprenticeship is delivered by our training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) and when delivered through ACA apprentices also benefit from gaining Cytech technical qualifiactions on top of the apprenticeship qualification, only possible at ACA.


Level 2 Bicycle mechanic Apprenticeship Standard at Activate Cycle Academy (ACA)

Who is it for?

The apprenticeship is for anyone (not just school leavers!) either currently working as a bicycle mechanic wanting to gain training and qualifications to increase their skills, or those looking to start their journey in becoming a fully trained and qualified bicycle mechanic.

What is included?

For more information about what is included within the apprenticeship when delivered at ACA visit the Apprenticeships page on their website.

What does it cost?

Training costs involved with apprenticeships are heavily subsidised by the Government (if the employer doesn't pay into the apprenticeship levy) - in most cases 95% of the training costs are covered by Government funding, and in some instances this increases to 100%, with any remaing costs usually covered by the employer.

While enployed as an apprentice you also earn at least either the apprentice national minimum wage or the national minimum wage depending on your age and the year of the apprenticeship your in.

For businesses looking to put a staff member through an apprenticeship or employ a new apprentice - for more information about the costs involved and the financial incentives available to you, visit the Apprenticeships page on the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) website.

Further information

If you are looking for apprenticeship opportunities or to get a job in the cycles sector, take a look at our jobs board.

For more information about how apprenticeships and Cytech could benefit you, how to apply and to contact Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) directly, visit the Apprenticeships page on thier website.

If you're a business looking to find out more about the benfits apprenticeships and Cytech could bring to your business and the financial incentives available to you, visit the Apprenticeships page on the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) website.

For any further official information or anything else regarding apprenticeships you can visit the following websites: