Education & Employment Programmes

Work Experience, Traineeships & Apprentices

Mechanics, Admin or Retail.

Whether it is bike mechanics, business admin or retail experience, we offer opportunities for those in school years 10 and 11. This can include extended placements of one day per week, particularly suitable for young people on part time timetables.

Traineeships provide valuable experience in the workplace for those aged 16-24, and are typically for five months.

A full time paid job with training, apprenticeships have been core to how we run Bicycle Recycling since 2012. There are a variety of course options and to date all of our apprentices have progressed into employment either with us or other local employers.




Bike Education & Employment Programmes
Cycle Maintenance at Highbury College

Bike Maintenance Academy

Qualifications & skills for life.

Work based training programmes designed to provide pathways into employment. Gain recognised qualifications in bike maintenance and skills for life such as confidence, self-esteem, decision-making, resilience and responsibility.

Available in 2 formats:

  • Over 16: aimed at 16-24 year olds, delivered in partnership with a Further Education College as a full time course. Typical format: 1 ½ days in training workshop, ½ day classroom based including essential skills, 1 day industry experience, 1 day personal study. Gain Level 1 & 2 qualification in addition to option to gain industry recognised Velotech qualification.



  • Under 16: aimed at school years 10 & 11, delivered 1 day/week for an academic term, gain industry recognised Velotech qualifications.


Bike Maintenance Academy

Bike Maintenance Clubs

Set up your own club.

We can help you set up a club or indeed run it for you. We’ve done this for schools, colleges, housing providers, youth groups, community centres and armed forces personnel & their families.

  • Have fun, learn new skills, save money on servicing costs
  • We can provide training, equipment and support
  • Club leaders can be either adults or young people, and gain accredited qualifications
  • Recognised for the Skill and Volunteering sections of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards



Bike Maintenance Clubs

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