Lambeth’s Sustainable Transport team are offering funding for 16-24 year-olds who are not currently in education, employment or training to train as bike mechanics. Up to £1,500 funding is available for individuals to pay for training to enable young people to qualify as bike mechanics.
24 young people will receive training and support to find work in the sector. Training will also be available for a larger group of young people who are interested in bikes but who are not looking for a career in this sector.
Training on offer
There are 3 levels of training available:
Foundation Training – 1 day
This is a hands on introduction to bike mechanics
Advanced Training – 2 days
Build on the Foundation day and included 1 day bike mechanic training and 1 day personal development and life-skills training
Level 2 City and Guilds Certificate in Cycle Mechanics – 17 days (AKA The Full Monty)
15 days hands on training in a fully equipped workshop, plus 2 days of personal development training around how you can develop a mindset for success.
Professional qualification (normally costing over £1000) to get you started in your career as a bike mechanic
Support with action planning and helping you to find work placements when you qualify
Who Should Apply?
- Young people age 16 – 24
- Residents of the London Borough of Lambeth
- Currently not in Education, Employment or Training
- Passionate about bikes and/or bicycle maintenance
- Interested in a career in the bike sector, either as a mechanic or starting your own bike repair business
- Strong desire to develop yourself, gain new skills and build on existing ones
To apply for one of the courses fill in the online application form. For further information contact Hilary on 020 8133 3728, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or text her on 07800 005 606.
Further information can be found at www.bikemechanix.com