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National Occupational Standards for Welsh apprenticeship pathway now ready for feedback

The Welsh Government is currently working with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), along with the ACT’s training provider partner Activate Cycle Academy, to develop an apprenticeship pathway for bike mechanics which will also include e-bike maintenance, off the back of increased …

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National Apprenticeship Week 2022 now taking place

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is now running, taking place from 7th-13th February, aiming to celebrate and promote the positive impact apprenticeships bring to employers, individuals, and the economy. The Government-backed courses are proving popular with businesses looking to hire new talent in their recovery from the pandemic, with over 40% …

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New Cytech training facility to open at ZyroFisher’s Darlington HQ

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) is opening a new cycle mechanic training workshop in Darlington, County Durham. Based within ZyroFisher’s head office, the new workshop is the latest addition to the expanding number of Cytech training workshops. Managed by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), Cytech’s mission is …

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Applications for additional apprenticeship incentives open

Applications for the Government’s latest additional incentive payment of £3,000 open today, 11th January, for employers who have hired apprentices over the winter. Businesses who hire or have hired a new apprentice, with an employment start date between 1st October 2021 and 31st January 2022, can apply to receive £3,000 …

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Government extends incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

The Government has recently announced an extension to its £3,000 incentive payment to employers taking on a new apprentice, with an employment start date from 1st October 2021 to 31st January 2022. This payment is in addition to the existing £1,000 an employer will get for taking on an apprentice …

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New employment programme to gain Government-backed bike mechanic apprenticeship launches in UK

Buzzbike has created a training programme to put employees through bike mechanics apprenticeships, aiming to fill the demand for bike mechanics following a boom year for cycling. The programme, which launched in 2021, aims to educate a select group of talented school leavers who might otherwise find it difficult to find employment …

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Cytech sees over 115 technicians certified in UK in September

Cytech has seen the highest ever number of technicians certified within one month in September 2021 – with over 115 in the UK alone. The Cytech technical e-bike course in particular has become increasingly popular. Theory one, the online learning course delivering an introduction to bicycle maintenance, is also seeing …

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Broken Spoke Bike Coop secures funding to train up women, trans* and non-binary folk

Broken Spoke Bike Coop has secured funding to train a group of women, trans* and non-binary folk up to a level where they can pass the Cytech technical two qualification with Activate Cycle Academy, with ongoing mentoring and support. These newly qualified mechanics will then form the backbone of Broken …

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Cytech training provider ACA opens new workshop in Bracknell

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) has opened a new cycle maintenance training workshop in Bracknell, Berkshire. Based at Activate Learning’s Bracknell and Wokingham College campus, the new workshop is the latest addition to the expanding number of Cytech training workshops across the country. Matt Grant, sales and marketing …

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Government cash incentives rise for employers taking on new apprentices

The Government has introduced new funding grants during the pandemic for employers taking on new apprentices, in addition to pre-existing incentives in place – meaning that they could now receive up to £4,000 per apprentice. The additional apprenticeship financial incentives were first announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak back in July 2020 …

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