As the government announces increased funding for national vocational training (NVQs), ATG Training is inviting career-minded people to drop in to a series of apprenticeship open days at its Cycle Academy in Aylesbury.
From 2pm to 4pm on February 17th and from 4pm to 7pm on the 19th, youngsters thinking about skilled apprenticeships in cycle maintenance, or anyone else under 64 wanting to retrain with a vocational skill, can tour the cycle workshops at the Future Centre, Aylesbury. Further details and open day dates later in the year are on the website at www.atg-training.co.uk
The level two NVQ training, including the DT Swiss factory approved two-day wheel building course, is delivered in the largest specialist cycle maintenance training facilities in the country. Workshop attendance is followed by individual assessment on the job over a flexible period of time. NVQs are offered at no charge to eligible students through government funding. Apprentices are paid while training and on completion, ATG Training work with employers to find job for those not already on an employer scheme.
ATG Training also provides 90 per cent of Cytech courses.
Apprentices work with racing standard tools such as Park Tools and the highest quality cycle care products like Finish Line. Students also get a chance to work on advanced cycles to hone their skills and learn about emerging technologies such as Bluetooth use in gear shifting and gear box bikes.
Commented Managing Director Tony Edwards:
“The Prime Minister recently announced that the government was to invest £140 million to deliver 35,000 new and additional apprentices next year to strengthen the country’s competitiveness. We have already invested in facilities to expand and have strong partnerships with cycle retailers so we are ideally places to make this funding work for the benefit of the cycle industry”