Bikeworks offer comprehensive training to aspiring mechanics. The 2007 born company truely impressed us with their ability to turn out some really skilled graduates, so we’ve formed a partnership that will see us offer them employment and work experience in our workshops.
The students, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have been or are homeless, learn key bike skills that can turn in to a career and help to unlock a positive future. Evans Cycles is delighted to be in a position to offer Bikeworks students support through professional training and the relationship with Bikeworks means everyone’s a winner as we are passionate about supporting skilled staff who have an understanding and love of bikes.
We also support the dedication Bikeworks show to bike recycling & re-use. We will be able to re-use and recycle “scrap” bicycle parts from our workshops, helping the environment by reducing waste and the Bikeworks community cycling programmes by providing parts for training.
To celebrate the partnership our head of workshop services Jules Tandacharry invited Bikeworks to our training workshop in London. He was armed with a selection of some high end components for the students to play with and offered his own expert training to recruits who could one day be staffing our teams.
Bikeworks trainer Barnaby said: “It is so great to have input from Evans Cycles. Jules is a great teacher, and Evans is providing a brilliant contribution to us and helping us to improve the skills of our mechanics. They all really enjoyed the day they spent with him. This was just an excellent opportunity for all the trainees to play with some proper pieces of kit.”
So far, Bikeworks have trained 47 graduates, and 29 of them went into full employment. We hope that this union will mean they can increase these numbers.
“Cycling for All” is the Bikeworks motto, and it fits with our cycle orientated ethos perfectly.
For more information, visit their website.