If you’re between 18-24 and looking at building a new skill that is in high demand, Westminster Wheels offers a paid six month programme in cycle mechanics.
Westminster Wheels is a project developed by Westminster City Council with Groundwork London and Cycle Confident. By joining the project, you will be able to:
If you live in Westminster and are aged between 18-24 this accredited training could be for you. It’s recognised by the cycle industry and will lead into a six-month job with Westminster Wheels, paid at the London Living Wage, under the supervision of a very experienced mechanic.
During these six months, you will be offered support to find a long-term career in the cycle industry.
Westminster Wheels training is available to anyone who:
To find out more and book a place on one of our taster days for you or someone you are supporting, please send an email to Liz Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07702942160.
We’ll confirm you’ve got a place on one of the taster days and let you know where and when they are taking place.
After the taster day, if you’re still interested in the opportunity, you’ll be invited back to an enrollment day and take some assessments to check you’re ready for the course.
You’ll start on our accredited training course which will cover bike maintenance, customer care, employability and health and safety.
Everyone completing the course will get an interview for one of the trainee mechanic roles we’re offering in Westminster Wheels.
The successful applicants will be offered a six month contract at our workshop in Westminster and then supported to find further work in the cycling industry.
If you’re unsuccessful, Groundwork will continue to support you to find the right opportunity.
This programme is funded by Westminster City Council and supported by the DWP and JCP through the Sector-based Work Academy Program and Kickstart and the ESFA.
It is delivered by Cycle Confident and Groundwork London.