Cycling social enterprise HYPE Merseyside launches free ‘Fast Track’ employability scheme.
A Merseyside organisation focused on getting people involved in cycling has launched a free course to help unemployed people find a route into work in the cycle industry and gain work experience locally.
HYPE Urban Bikes, part of social enterprise HYPE Merseyside, is calling out for applicants aged 18 to 30 who are currently unemployed to enrol on its ‘Fast Track’ programme, which will include employability and skills development, work experience and customer service training.
The programme will start from Monday 20th July, with the first cohort of eight successful applicants learning the foundations of bike maintenance, bike sales, recycling metals and bike leadership skills over the course of eight weeks. There will also be opportunities to gain qualifications in cycling.