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The White Paper itself includes underlying policy plans to invest in cycling networks and improve high streets

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Members of the cycling trade are meeting up this Friday (4th Feb) at a London pub "for a beer and a bit of a chinwag".

31 Jan 2022

Retailers trading in Scotland and/or Wales are reminded to check their eligibility for business rates relief from April.

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A key part of the vision will be encouraging the people of Scotland to make greater use of public transport, cycling and other forms of active travel

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 Based within ZyroFisher's Head Office, one of the country's leading distributor of cycle parts, accessories and clothing, this brand new workshop is the latest addition to the expanding...

25 Jan 2022

Located in the geographic centre of Cornwall, Devon and South Somerset in Liskeard, Fully Charged Cornwall is ideally suited for all major-routes in the South West up to Taunton in the North and...

20 Jan 2022

Getting qualified to a minimum of Cytech theory one is key for every cycle trade employee, and with up to 2/3 discount it's never...

17 Jan 2022

Thereis now less than three months until all VAT-registered retailers are required to submit quarterly VAT updates and annual returns via the government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) system....

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Government extends incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

In eCytech coursesxcellent news the government has recently announced an extension to their £3,000 incentive payment to employers taking on a new apprentice, with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022.

This payment is in addition to the existing £1,000 an employer will get for taking on an apprentice who is either aged 16 to 18 years old, or under 25 with an EHCP.

In order to receive the payment, businesses will still have time to apply for a payment of £3,000 for apprentices with an employment start date from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021, but applications close on 30 November 2021.

There has never been a better time to consider taking on an apprentice if you're looking to recruit and grow your workshop team.

Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) deliver an 18-month apprenticeship in Bicycle Mechanics and is the only training provider to offer Cytech training as part of an apprenticeship. Cytech, managed by the ACT, is the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians.

The Apprenticeship 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
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in maths and English
  • Health & Safety in the Workshop
  • Legal Compliance
  • Customer service and advanced selling skills
  • Business administration studies plus lots more.

Apprenticeship training is heavily funded by the government, in many cases 100% of the training fees are paid for by the government, making it an extremely cost-effective means to upskilling your staff - where else can you tap into funding like this to get your staff Cytech Level 2 and Level 3 trained? Make sure your business doesn't miss out on these great additional financial incentives.

Cytech is at the heart of the training to ensure that all apprentices gain industry recognised qualifications when completing their apprenticeship. It includes the online Cytech Theory One and the Technical two and Technical three qualifications, as well as topics such as e-bikes, business studies, customer service and advanced selling skills resulting in a very experienced and highly skilled apprentice on completion of their training.

If you're considering hiring a new member of staff for your business and looking to give them the skill set they need to thrive, then a Cytech based Apprenticeship could be just the solution.

Employers interested in taking on a cycle mechanic apprentice or would like to learn more about the recent Government funding incentive details, should contact ACA on 01865 550 324 or email cycles@activatelearning.ac.uk.

 

 

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