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 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
  • Great discounts on all our products
  • Career development opportunities to enable you to reach your full potential
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Training & Accreditation program (mechanics)
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          Current Vacancies:-

          Here are our latest 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

          Full time position for an experienced and enthusiastic Workshop Manager to work in our Reigate shop. Must have workshop and sales experience. Knowledge of Citrus Lime is a plus but importantly will have a wide knowledge of all types of bicycles and different suppliers. The role will include at least one weekend day each week, sometimes two.

          Mechanic required for our London shops. We are looking for someone to join our growing team to help us cater towards a growing demand for repair work across our London shops. The ideal applicant will need to hit the ground running, with previous workshop experience being necessary. 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.