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17 Oct 2023

A survey of 1,038 work commuters (363 urban bike commuters and 675 non-biking commuters) in the US conducted by ebike.org  has explored if there’s a difference in the mindsets and...

16 Oct 2023

Thousands more people will start cycling, or be given support to cycle more, thanks to a new £4 million funding boost for Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme.

16 Oct 2023

Cytech accredited ACT member MTB Monster, a mountain bike specialist near Blackburn, which has seen rapid growth of its team and expansion of its physical space, is working with Lancashire...

16 Oct 2023

Consumer safety charity Electrical Safety First has called again for e-bikes, e-scooters and their batteries to be better regulated in the UK after New York City recently introduced rules that...

10 Oct 2023

Flexi Voucher lets customers spread tax-free shopping over the year

6 Oct 2023

gogeta, the new tax-free cycling platform that offers a much fairer deal for independent bike retailers, has had more than 150 retailers sign up since its launch. gogeta, which is the only cycle...

4 Oct 2023

Shop owners have called on the Home Secretary to specifically outlaw attacks on retail workers.

4 Oct 2023

From the start of October, bans and restrictions on single-use plastic cutlery, polystyrene cups and food containers, single-use balloon sticks and certain types of polystyrene cups and...

2 Oct 2023

A new survey conducted to coincide with Cycle to School Week has revealed that more than a third of children are put off riding a bike because the roads are too busy. 28% said that...

2 Oct 2023

Simon Storey, of The Bicycle Bus has been presented with the Green Award at the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Make a Difference Awards.

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Funded training available for Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeships

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

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.

Cytech courses

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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