• Cycle Mechanic wanted for a full time position at Apex Cycles in Clapham. We are an independent bike shop operating in Clapham since 1992, and we're looking for an experienced mechanic to start soon who will be able to keep up with a busy workshop environment.

    Must be:

    Fast and reliable mechanic with workshop experience
    Able to converse easily with customers
    Friendly, we are a very approachable shop and a small team
    Able to speak and write fluently in English
    Willing to work Saturday (10-6) and Sunday (11-4)
    Punctual and committed

    Would ideally be:

    Familiar with wheel building and brake bleeding
    Familiar with Brompton servicing (not essential but we specialise in Bromptons)
    A Fleetwood Mac fan (not essential)

    We can offer a competitive salary dependant on experience, and a really lovely chilled out place to work with a great team.

    Please send enquiries to Matt at info@apexcycles.com as I don't always see my messages on here. Feel free to post in the thread but I may not respond immediately

  • Just sent you an email :-)

  • What's the salary?

  • depends on experience, if you would like to email Mike (the owner) or me (Matt) or pop in we can chat about it?

  • depends on experience

    Not sure how much truth there is in it but I was told at a recent interview that this is now considered discrimination...

  • Nah, that can’t be right. I have an engineering degree, Cytech quals, been a licensed aircraft mech, worked on everything from Boeings to Bromptons, so that’s gotta be worth more than some snotter straight out of school, no?

    I don’t work weekends tho, sod that.
    Oh, and Fleetwood Mac? Christ almighty.

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  • Don't know how much this is just HR paranoia, but AIUI you shouldn't ask for 'x years of experience', as this is an indirect proxy for age; you should be asking for skills-based competencies. Totally ok to ask for e.g. 'experience of working on Bromptons and of rebuilding MTB shocks'.

  • Interesting, yeah that was just relating to the salary level ie. depends on skills you bring to the job. Totally willing to take someone on who doesn't have loads of training/experience

  • Not many boeings in the workshop unfortunately and Rumours is a 10/10 album! What are your thoughts on Prince?

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Full Time Cycle Mechanic Position at Apex Cycles in Clapham

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