Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers and lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Apprenticeships benefit everyone, particularly in challenging economic times. Youngsters get valuable on-the-job training, employers get engaged and loyal staff and customers get professionally maintained bikes. Better yet, apprenticeships can be completed while you gain experience in the work place.

A government initiative has been introduced that could see an incentive payment of up to £1500 being offered to employers with less than 50 employees who hire an apprentice between the ages of 16 and 24.

If you are looking to get an apprenticeship or a job in the cycling industry, take a look at our jobs board here.


The cycling industry has seen a significant expansion in paid-for training and with it the accelerated adoption of Cytech, the industry's only recognised training and accreditation scheme.

Cytech is increasingly recognised by the industry and customers as a benchmark symbol which promotes the skills and services that help to set specialist cycle retailers apart.

To find out more about Cytech training click here.

ATG Training

ATG Training, responsible for delivering 90% of Cytech training in England, offer two short-term apprenticeships for cycle mechanics:

  • Bike Apprenticeship - for working mechanics who want more training and qualifications under their belts. This includes a Cycle maintenance cetificate, Cytech technical two training, Cycle maintenance NVQ2 and Keyskills level 1 or 2.
  • Advanced Cycle Apprenticeship - for those who want more technical know-how after completing the standard apprenticeship. This includes the Diploma of Cycle Maintenance, Cytech technical three training, Cycle Maintenance NVQ3 and Keyskills at a minimum of Level 2.

Click here to find out more about apprenticeships with ATG Training.