Bike Mechanic

Website The London Cycle Workshop

The Opportunity

The London Cycle Workshop is an established and growing presence in the London bike repair market with stores in Battersea, Hammersmith and Sheen. We have ambitious plans for expansion with a new store planned to open in Ealing later this year.  We cannot meet our goals without good quality staff with a genuine enthusiasm for bicycles and cycling.  We are now recruiting established bike mechanics.  If you’d like to be part of our enthusiastic and vibrant team, please read on.

Who are we looking for?

TLCW services all types and brands of bike from basic hybrids to top end road bikes; from children’s bikes to mountain bikes to Dutch, folding and electric bikes.  Whether you are a specialist or a generalist bike mechanic looking for a serious opportunity to work in a growing, and exciting bike repair business that also sells parts and accessories, we’d like to hear from you.

What skills and experience do we need?

We want bike mechanics able to quickly diagnose technical problems, work efficiently to fix them and are adept using the broad range of bike tools.  We value training and the passing on of knowledge so specialist skills (whether in a type of bike or a specific mechanical part) are of interest to us.

Prior experience in a cycle workshop is a pre -requisite but a desire to learn and improve both your mechanical and your commercial skills is more important. We want organized and punctual team members who are keen to help each other across the business.

We aim to repair bikes quickly, to a high standard and we always deal with customers in a friendly and approachable manner – all mechanics interact with our customers so good people skills are a distinct advantage.  

We don’t sell bikes but do a brisk trade in accessories, parts and in fulfilling bespoke client requests.  Shop floor experience, along with product knowledge and an understanding of bike industry supply chains is, therefore, desirable but it not essential.

What can you expect?

You can look forward to joining a team of cycling enthusiasts working in a structured, fully equipped workshop environment geared to ensuring progression as the business grows.  Less experienced team members are mentored to ensure skills development.  Those with more experience will be given responsibility for challenging technical work and will be asked to pass skills on to others.

Our well-equipped stores are workshops first.  Those with a flair for retail and customer interaction will have the opportunity to develop in this area but will always be required to fix bikes like everyone else.

And the package?

We offer a competitive starting salary of circa £27,000 and are registered for the workplace pension scheme which contributes an additional 3%.  Our paid annual holiday allowance is 28 days.  

We also offer cost price purchasing of cycle related products and clothing through supplier accounts and the use of our workshop facilities for personal bike projects.

What should you do to apply?

If you would like to join our team, please email a CV and brief covering letter to HR@tlcw.co.uk.

Suitable candidates will be invited for an informal interview and practical assessment.

To apply for this job email your details to HR@tlcw.co.uk.

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