A new initiative launched this week by 2pure-Unior and ATG Training aims to support cycle mechanics gain an industry-recognised qualification through offering a free Cytech technical two assessment day.
Unior bike tools’ UK distributor 2pure has teamed up with Aylesbury-based ATG Training to offer the nationwide scholarship. Aimed at experienced mechanics already working in the trade, the scholarship removes the need to undertake any formal training course beforehand. Instead, the successful applicant, who will be able to demonstrate that they already have the necessary skills, will proceed directly to the final one-day assessment – normally worth £390 incl. VAT. They will also receive a Unior tools gift voucher worth £100. An online entry form will be used to select the winner, asking a range of questions such as how the qualification will support them in their future career.
2pure managing director George Bowie said: “We are delighted to be able to show some support for the many highly skilled and experienced mechanics, who might otherwise have their abilities and credentials questioned because they have not had any formal assessment.”
ATG Training operations manager Suzanne Read added: “The Cytech technical two certificate is widely recognised as the industry benchmark. We are really excited to be involved in this initiative, to help those working in the sector to be able to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in working safely and effectively as professional mechanics.”
At present, the scholarship is only available for Cytech technical two, but there are plans to introduce the same opportunity to technical three over the coming months. The competition will run until the end of September, with the winner announced in October. To find out more, click here.