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16 May 2022

Millions of people across the country will benefit from cleaner air and cheaper ways to travel and keep active, thanks to £200 million of government funding for new walking and cycling...

12 May 2022

Local Bike Shop Day 2022 was a great success across the UK, with online platforms thriving as well as a surge in the physical footfall seen in-stores!

12 May 2022

We Can, You Can is a celebration of the many faces of cycling. The way we move is changing. And the people leading the change are like me and you. We can, you can.

10 May 2022

The speech sets out the government’s agenda for the upcoming Parliament, outlining proposed policies and legislation. An overview of the main announcements relevant to independent shops is...

28 Apr 2022

To celebrate Local Bike Shop Day on Saturday 30 April, BetterPoints are offering QUINTUPLE points and the chance to win a £55 bike service by choosing to travel on two...

26 Apr 2022

Wheels for Wellbeing is a Disabled people’s cycling organisation who campaign for equal access to cycling...

26 Apr 2022

The annual celebration of bike shops across the nation is fast approaching! Be sure to pop down to your local bike shop this Saturday to get a taste of the passion, knowledge and personalised...

21 Apr 2022

On Local Bike Shop Day 4 lucky customers that purchase a bike through Cyclescheme will be awarded a £250 cycling voucher for the store they collect the bike from! In addition to offering a...

21 Apr 2022

Cytech are attending the Cycle Show and will be demonstrating key practices in bike maintenance that are useful for both the trade and public. Alongside the show we're offering...

21 Apr 2022

The Scottish Government retail division are looking for input with regards to the recent adaptations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Applications for additional Apprenticeship incentives open

Posted on in Business News ,Brands & Products News , Cycles News , Political News

ACytech coursespplications for the Government's latest additional incentive payment of £3,000 open today (11 January 2022) for employers who have hired an apprentice(s) over the winter.

Businesses who hire or have hired a new apprentice, with an employment start date between 1 October 2021 and 31 January 2022, can apply to receive £3,000 per new recruit (compared with £1,500-£2,000 under previous schemes) regardless of the age of the apprentice. The apprentice must also have an apprenticeship start date between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022, and applications for funding are open from 11 January 2022 and close on 15 May 2022.

This means that for those businesses that haven't already, or wish to make the most of this additional incentive, have until the end of the month (January 2022) to onboard any further apprentices. After that point they then have until the end of March 2022 to enrol them onto an apprenticeship, and until 15 May 2022 to apply for the Government grant.

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) deliver the Level 2 Bicycle mechanic Apprenticeship Standard, with Cytech technical training being at the heart of their programme to ensure that all apprentices gain industry recognised qualifications as well as completing their apprenticeship. It offers the perfect mix of learning whilst working and includes the following industry's standard professional qualifications and study modules;

 

  • Cytech theory one (online)
  • Cytech technical two
  • Cytech technical three
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in English and Maths
  • Health & Safety in the Workshop
  • Legal Compliance
  • Customer service and advanced selling skills
  • Business administration studies plus lots more

Apprenticeships benefit everyone involved, particularly in challenging economic times. Employers get engaged and loyal staff, apprentices get valuable on-the-job training and customers get professionally maintained bikes. Better yet training costs involved with apprenticeships are heavily subsidised (if you don't pay into the apprenticeship levy), making it an extremely cost-effective means to upskilling your staff.

ACAMake sure your business doesn't miss out on this great opportunity to get you staff professionally trained and receive this extra Government incentive grant. For more information about how this apprenticeship can boost your business, please contact Activate Cycle Academy on 01865 550324 or at cycles@activatelearning.ac.uk.

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