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Funded training available for Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeships

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Funded training available for Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeships

Posted on 9 Aug 2023

Fully funded training for school and college leavers is available for the Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeship for those under 19 years of age at the start of the apprenticeship.

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The training being delivered by Activate Cycle Academy is fully funded by the government, with employers able to claim an additional incentive grant of £1,000 per apprentice. For apprentices over 19, the training is 95% funded by the government leaving a small employer’s contribution of just £350 towards the training**

This covers 18 months of staff training, including Cytech level 2 AND Cytech level 3 funded by the government, making the apprenticeship programme a cost-effective means for upskilling workshop staff.

Activate Cycle Academy’s 18-month apprenticeship in bicycle mechanics is ideal for anyone looking to start a career within the cycle industry and become a fully qualified bike mechanic. It’s a work-based training programme for both, new and existing bike mechanics specifically designed around the needs of the cycle trade.

Cytech technical training is at the heart of the course to ensure that all apprentices gain industry recognised qualifications as part of their apprenticeship. It offers the perfect mix of learning whilst working and includes the following industry’s standard professional qualifications and study topics:

  • Cytech online Theory One
  • Cytech Technical Two
  • Cytech Technical Three
  • Customer service
  • Merchandising
  • Advanced selling skills
  • Business administration studies
  • E-Bikes
  • Plus many more study topics

For more information, click here.

(** This funding applies for all non-apprenticeship levy paying employers. Very large employers with an annual payroll greater than £3 million, fund apprenticeship training via their apprenticeship levy account).

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