Youngsters able to gain qualification

Apprenticeships in Cycle Mechanics are available.
Apprenticeships in Cycle Mechanics are available.

Youngsters in Northumberland are being given the chance to complete an apprenticeship and gain qualifications in Cycle Mechanics.

Employers can now apply for a £1,500 bursary to take on an apprentice for 12 months, which includes training at a cycle workshop in North Seaton, and in the workplace.

Qualifications available include Health and Safety, Level 1 and 2 Diplomas in Cycle Mechanics, NVQ Diploma in Engineering maintenance and Functional skills Maths and English.

Tutor Trevor Bell said: “We have a good track record with four of our learners going into employment in the last year and this new funding is a great opportunity for small business to train existing employees and take on new apprentices.

For more information call (01670) 854373 or email mike.smith01@northumberland.gov.uk