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Bikeability teaches four million children to cycle

Bikeability has taught more than four million children to cycle in England, the Bikeability Trust has today announced. For the last 15 years, Bikeability has been teaching children an essential life skill which helps them keep active and look after their mental wellbeing. Cycle training helps children live more sustainable …

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Community bike shop Westminster Wheels training unemployed residents to become bike mechanics

A community bike shop that was set up in partnership by Westminster City Council, Groundwork London and Cycle Confident has been providing opportunities for out-of-work residents to train as bike mechanics and be paid the London Living Wage while they are learning. Throughout the six-month programme, the trainees work alongside …

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The benefits of offering bike mechanic apprenticeships

Professional Assessment Ltd (PAL) is encouraging mechanics across the UK to take on apprentices and grow the network of qualified bike mechanics, ahead of next month’s Bike Week. The official theme of Bike Week 2022, taking place from 6th-12th June, is about community, with organisers hoping the week-long celebration of …

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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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UCI now using Shimano TEC courses in World Cycling Centre mechanics’ training programme

UCI and its World Cycling Centre (WCC) will enhance their mechanics’ training programme in 2022 thanks to Shimano’s Technology Education and Certification training courses. Shimano will provide tutorials and instruction videos from February that will be delivered by UCI experts to mechanics worldwide. Its contribution to the training programme also …

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Cytech seeking training partners in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland

Cytech is seeking training partners in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland, as it looks to expand in the UK and Ireland. Managed by the ACT, Cytech’s mission to raise the standard of professional cycle technicians across the globe is going strong with first-rate facilities now training in four continents and Cytech …

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Bikeability Trust offering £500 bursary to train as an instructor

The Bikeability Trust is offering a £500 bursary to anyone who wants to train as a Bikeability instructor. Bikeability instructors are playing a crucial role in changing how we travel and inspiring the next generation to make more sustainable transport choices. As well as contributing to the fight against climate …

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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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