Bicycle Mechanic

  • Job Reference: 143702
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
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  • Location: Midlothian (EH6 7BY), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £17,940
  • Sector: Environment & Agriculture
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Job title: Bicycle Mechanic

Location: Edinburgh Cycle Hire, Edinburgh, EH9

Salary:  £17,940 per annum, (£9.20 per hour)

Job type: Permanent, full time

Working hours: 37.5 per week


Here at Serco we have an exciting opportunity for a Bicycle Mechanic to join our fun and vibrant Edinburgh Cycle Hire team. The bikes are available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days year, so you'll play a vital role in ensuring that customers have ongoing access to this growing and popular service.


You will work in the workshop carrying out repairs, services, quality control and any other bicycle related tasks. You will also be responsible for ensuring the correct volume of both pedal bikes and -e-bikes are available for hire in Edinburgh and that they are safe to use.


For our Mechanics, tinkering on their bike is no longer just a hobby. We want hands-on, technically minded individuals who understand the importance of taking care of our customer's pride and joy. Be it a road bike, kid's bike or top of the range mountain bike. You will be helping keep our customer's wheels turning.


In this role you'll work Monday to Friday between 8am to 4pm with overtime opportunities also available.


About You


In order to be considered for this position, it is desirable that any candidates hold a Cytech qualification (or equivalent), have a keen interest in bicycles and have a background in mechanical maintenance, as well as being enthusiastic and dedicated with good customer service skills.


You will also be trustworthy, reliable and flexible, have good problem resolution skills, be numerate and literate and have experience of working with IT software including Microsoft office and using mapping technology.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.


A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting, varied and enjoyable work
  • A company that recognises your contribution




About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


We're a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.


Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).