Bicycle mechanic apprenticeship

Build, repair and service all kinds of bicycles

Cycling is thriving in the UK, for sport, leisure, and day-to-day journeys. These days, bicycle mechanics play a crucial role. They can be found in independent shops, hire centres, workshops, and larger retailers, serving cyclists of all kinds. During your bicycle mechanic apprenticeship, you’ll encounter a wide variety of bicycles, including e-bikes with complex technology. A bicycle mechanic apprentice’s main task is to build, repair, and service all types of bikes, from road to electric. You will diagnose issues and perform repairs, getting to grips with intricate procedures like frame adjustments or brake repairs. When parts aren’t available, you’ll be in charge of getting in touch with the manufacturers to order new parts. Depending on the workplace, you might interact with customers, providing estimates and explaining repairs. You’ll also learn how to conduct safety checks, which are an essential part of a bicycle mechanic apprenticeship.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements for the bicycle mechanic apprenticeship: Depend on the employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £19,000 per annum

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