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Jobs: Trainee / Junior Mechanic - March 2021

Learn with us and become a professional cycle mechanic

If you’re the sort of person who sees an inefficiency in your day to day life, and gets to work on a solution immediately, you might be the person we’re looking for. We are looking to train up a highly skilled and professional cycle mechanic with our in-house team of experts. You will have the opportunity to learn a skill from the best, and to get paid while doing it.

We want a dynamic, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join our friendly and hard working team, all of whom have a real passion for bikes.

Of course, experience with bikes is desirable, but your overall attitude and aptitude is more important to us. If you take pride in everything you do, from the washing up to your greatest passions in life, then please do get in touch with a detailed application. Tell us about your passions in life, and why you think you’d be a good fit in our 20 strong team.

South Coast Bikes is Brighton and Hove's premier bicycle servicing workshop. Founded in a garden shed in 2003 we've grown to become the successful business we are today, servicing over 2000 bikes a year, as well as being the operations partner for the Brighton Bike Share scheme. We've stayed true to our founding principles, and offer outstanding customer service, pride in a job well done, and a supportive, collaborative, and enjoyable work environment.

This is a great opportunity to join a successful business in a growing industry. As part of your training you'll work in every area of the company acquiring new skills and knowledge along the way. You'll have the opportunity to work with a wide range of bikes and technologies both new and old.

Initially the role is 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday but across the company we work a variety of shifts from 6am to 9pm, 7 days a week. All roles start with 28 days holiday and, you’ll be pleased to know, we are a Brighton living wage employer. Full training will be provided and other perks include parts at cost price + vat and regular staff social events!

Age, experience and/or qualifications are no barrier to applying for this position. What we're more interested in are switched on, motivated individuals who can absorb information and use logic in a wide range of situations. Professional communication with our customers is paramount, so people skills along with strong spoken and written English is essential.

To apply for this role please send a covering letter and CV to

Jobs: Senior Mechanic - March 2021

Do you love fixing bikes? Would you like to work here?

We love fixing bikes and we're looking for someone new to come and join our friendly, hard working team.

You'll need experience (details below) but even more you need to be the right person. Passionate, fun, friendly, dedicated - an all round good guy (or girl).

Let's face it you didn't get into this industry to get rich! (though we can offer you a very competitive package) you did it because there a few things more satisfying than taking a neglected steed and transforming it, making it gleam and purr - that great feeling from a job well done and a happy customer coming back just to thank you.

South Coast Bikes is a unique business. We are a bicycle servicing workshop. That's right - not a shop, so you can just get on with the job in hand. We also only do full services so you don't have to worry about the 'just fix the ...' when you know there's more that needs doing.

Our USP is our 7 day a week collection and delivery service. This and our passion for the quality of our work puts us head and shoulders above the competition.

You'll need previous experience on the spanners in a busy shop or workshop, a can-do attitude and the ability to learn fast. With us it's not just about fixing bikes, the business model we operate requires a fully focused and switched on team to keep the workshop running smoothly and our customers happy.

We've been operating since 2003 and we've come a long way in that time but we're always looking to further improve and are open to new ideas.

At the moment we need someone who can hit the ground running so please only apply if you've relevant previous experience. In return we can offer you the opportunity to work in an enjoyable supportive environment with a great bunch of guys. We love a bit of banter, a good album/6music, a few beers on a friday and..

For more details about what we do please have a good look around the website and if you think this may be the job for you then send an email to telling us about yourself.

The nitty gritty:

We are looking for an experienced professional bike mechanic. In depth knowledge of several of the following is desirable:

  • Electronic shifting tuning, troubleshooting and installation
  • Full Susser bearing and linkage replacement / overhaul / fault resolution
  • Dropper post installation
  • Brake bleeding/servicing
  • Suspension tuning
  • Pressfit bottom bracket standards and installation
  • Headset standards
  • Wheel building
  • Tubeless conversions
  • Creak finding and resolution

If you live bike mechanics, keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry and are always striving to keep your skills honed then this could be the job for you.

Our invoices are detailed, specific and individually written so good IT skills and first class descriptive English are essential. You'll also need to be a good communicator as our customers range from the very technical to the very non-technical.

Previous experience in a busy bike shop or workshop is a necessity for this position.

You need to be a supportive team player (in the truest sense) No massive egos please!

Job Details:

  • 5 day working week including a minimum of one weekend day.
  • 28 days holiday a year. (7 days per quarter.)
  • 37.5 hour working week. Standard working day 9.00am - 5.30pm. Lunch from 1pm-2pm.
  • Opportunities for overtime.
  • Parts at cost price + VAT.

To apply:

To apply, or for further information please email -

Please do not telephone to enquire about this position.