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A Career with Balfe’s Bikes

Words by Balfes Bikes

on 31/10/2019 16:19:00

Workshop ClassBen Gukelberg 3

At Balfe’s our colleagues are our greatest asset. We are all deeply passionate about bikes & cycling and want to encourage everybody to share our enthusiasm for bikes and cycling, whether that be the toddler embarking on their first steps towards independence on a balance bike or the commuter who we’ve fixed their broken chain to enable them to get to work on time.

We are an ambitious team, having recently opened our fourth store we have plans to open further stores to service the London commuter and family/leisure market over the coming years and are always looking out for great colleagues to join us on our journey.

Many of our colleagues have been with us for much of our journey since Richard opened the first store in 2007.

Our workshops are at the heart of our business and we invest significantly in the equipment training and development of our technicians, if you are an experienced salesperson or mechanic looking to take the next steps in your career, we’d like to hear from you.

Benefits of a career with Balfe’s Bikes:

  • National Living Wage Employer
  • 28 Days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Trade discounts on all our products
  • Career development opportunities to enable you to reach your full potential
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Training & Accreditation program (mechanics)   

          Current Vacancies: If you are interested in one of these opportunities please share your current CV with us along with a short covering letter of the type of role that you are interested in to richard@balfesbikes.co.uk

          Senior Mechanics:

          Job Location: London / Reigate

          Salary: Very Competitive Depending Upon Experience

          Apply by email: richard@balfesbikes.co.uk

          Job Description:

          We are recruiting for experienced senior mechanics across our London & Reigate stores. Following recent expansion, we have experienced a significant increase in demand for servicing and repairs across all our stores and are looking for experienced mechanics to join our growing team. The ideal applicants will need to hit the ground running, with previous workshop experience being necessary. We can offer a highly competitive salary plus benefits and great opportunities to further develop your career within an expanding business. If you think this job might be for you, then please get in touch with Richard for more information.

          Full Time Sales Assistant:

          Job Location: Reigate

          Salary: Very Competitive Depending Upon Experience

          Apply by email: richard@balfesbikes.co.uk

          Job Description:

          Following the complete refurbishment and expansion of our Reigate store we are recruiting for Full Time Sales Assistants. If you love bikes you will love our Reigate store. We have a wide range of premium brands and a large, loyal and varied customer base. We can offer a highly competitive salary plus benefits and great opportunities to further develop your career within an expanding business. If you think this job might be for you, then please get in touch with Richard for more information.

          Weekend staff required for all shops:

          We are looking for passionate weekend staff to join our busy shops. An interest in bicycles and great customer service is key to this role. You will be talking bikes and helping customers by giving them the service they are used to when they come into one of our shops. This role could be great if you are studying, retired or anything in between. A Saturday / Sunday job is often a route into the cycling industry, and you will learn fast. A working knowledge of bicycle mechanics is useful but most important is a helpful enthusiastic nature towards our products and customers.

          Apprentices:

          Nothing suits our business better than enthusiastic, well trained staff who have been with us for a number of years. We are nothing without our great, committed colleagues and learning the trade the right way is key to becoming one.

          We are always on the look out for potential apprentices. We would like to hear from you if you are looking to train to become a bicycle mechanic, and from there we can progress your career within our business in many directions. This opportunity suits absolutely anyone, we pay for the training and eventually we shall progress you to Cytech 2 or 3 level. More importantly you shall gain a thorough understanding of bicycle mechanics and the ins and outs of our industry. If you have a passion for bicycles and want to work in our industry, and are willing to commit to Balfe's Bikes then we would love to be able to offer you a career in return.