Tag Archives: Cytech

Cytech training provider ACA opens new workshop in Bracknell

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) has opened a new cycle maintenance training workshop in Bracknell, Berkshire. Based at Activate Learning’s Bracknell and Wokingham College campus, the new workshop is the latest addition to the expanding number of Cytech training workshops across the country. Matt Grant, sales and marketing …

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Cytech seeking UK-based Australian national cycle technicians for expansion down under

Cytech is searching for UK-based bicycle mechanics, who are Australian nationals, for a career opportunity in Australia. As workshop demand continues to soar, so does the demand for cycle technicians and the Cytech technical training programme continues to grow at a pace worldwide, with many courses now booked well into …

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Government cash incentives rise for employers taking on new apprentices

The Government has introduced new funding grants during the pandemic for employers taking on new apprentices, in addition to pre-existing incentives in place – meaning that they could now receive up to £4,000 per apprentice. The additional apprenticeship financial incentives were first announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak back in July 2020 …

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Cytech workshops re-open with increased safety measures

Cytech training centre workshops are once again open and able to deliver courses from this week, after over two months of being unable to deliver in-person practical training. Both Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) and PJCS are looking forward to welcoming trainees back through their doors. Cytech said it takes the …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 sees record number of bike shops and customers across UK

This year’s Local Bike Shop Day was the “most successful date yet”, with a record number of bike shops and customers celebrating across the UK, organisers have said. The number of bike shops registered on the Local Bike Shop Day website rose by 77%. During the day, the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop had …

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Activate Cycle Academy’s new Cytech training facility opens

The new cycle mechanics training facility at Merrist Wood College in Guildford has opened, with courses being delivered from today. The new workshop, managed by Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA), will deliver cycle maintenance training to the bicycle trade across the South of England. Matt Grant, sales and …

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ACA sees first sign up to new bike mechanics apprenticeship

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) has seen the first sign up to the new apprenticeship in bicycle mechanics by ACA operations manager Suzanne Read. The new apprenticeship standard was developed by a group of cycle industry employers, including representatives from cycle shops, bike hire companies, industry suppliers and …

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Activate Cycle Academy to deliver new apprenticeship standard for bike mechanics

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (formerly ATG Training) will begin delivering the new apprenticeship standard for bicycle mechanics. As part of the recent Government announcement, businesses will be given £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire under the age of 25, which is in addition to the existing £1,000 …

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Cytech’s training centres to re-open in June

After two months of inactivity within the Cytech workshop training facilities, training providers Activate Cycle Academy, PJCS and South Africa’s Torq Zone Academy are re-opening in June following respective Government announcements and guidelines. Cycling has played a significant part in many people’s lives during the lockdown period, with a large …

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ACT appeals for technicians free to take on bike building work

The ACT is appealing for technicians that are free to take on bike building work. Cytech and the ACT estimate that there are up to 20,000 bicycles awaiting delivery and building, which are either already sold or committed to by consumers in the UK. The sudden demand from essential workers …

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