£3,000 Incentive For Hiring An Apprentice

Over the last week, the Government has announced an extension to the £3,000 payment to employers taking on a new apprentice with a start date of 1st October 2021to the 31st January 2022.


In order to receive the payment, businesses will still have time to apply for payment of £3,000 for apprentices with an employment start date from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021, but applications close on 30 November 2021.


Now is the time


Kendal College delivers a 12 to 18-month Cycle Mechanic apprenticeship and in partnership with The Bike Inn, delivers a comprehensive training programme with an award of an internationally recognised OFQUAL Level 3 qualification. The Bike Inn’s programme is a mix of virtual learning and on-site training and we are well known for teaching far beyond the requirements of the award and ensuring that our graduates experience the very latest technology including e-bike servicing and repair in an actual functioning bike repair workshop. We will work closely with participating businesses before, during and after the course to ensure we give maximum value to you and your apprentice.


In addition, Kendal College can offer additional bespoke training to cover things like e-commerce, marketing and other academic skills to add additional value for the apprentice and your business.


What Our Professional Course Covers

  • Health and Safety
  • Workshop Best Practices
  • Relevant Legislations
  • Tool Selection
  • Bottom Brackets
  • Headsets
  • Brakes
  • Manually Operated Gears
  • Hubs
  • Wheel Building
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Tyres
  • Trade Suppliers
  • Frame geometry and a detailed look at how this affects bikes
  • Advanced hydraulics, including rear suspension and dropper posts
  • Advanced wheel systems and complex wheels
  • Higher end group sets
  • In depth diagnostics and installation of all electronic group sets
  • Electric Bikes – Legislation, the current technology, battery management, conversions, diagnosis and maintenance on all major manufactures
  • An introduction into performance bike fitting
  • An introduction into cycling coaching


Apprenticeships training is now being supported by the government allowing an economic route for educating and upskilling staff members. The Professional course (IMI Level 3) allows apprentices to cover E-bike and Electronic gear fault finding and solving. The Bike In ethos is to train people to be the best mechanics and signpost people to continue professional development both in-house and externally. At the end of the qualification, your business will benefit by having an experienced and highly skilled apprentice.

If you would like to find out more information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01783 47979 or henrietta.colborne@bikeinn.co.uk

2 thoughts on “£3,000 Incentive For Hiring An Apprentice

  1. Christopher degale says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I’m in interested the apprenticeship programe, because I am currently looking for work in bicycle shops as a junior mechanic. I was looking to train in CYteCH BUT THIS LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE A BETTER ROUTE fOr MY DEVELOPMENT.
    Hope to here from you soon

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