Partner Spotlight: 99 Bikes and our Bicycle Mechanic Training Academy

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99 Bikes is Australia’s largest bicycle retailer with over 700 staff and over 60 stores in six states and now two countries. Part of the Pedal Group, they are a fast growing business who's 2035 vision is to have 185 stores in 5 countries, making them the largest group of bike shops in the world. 

In 2021, 99 Bikes partnered with Industry Graduates to launch the 99 Bikes Bicycle Mechanic Training Academy nationwide. The Academy offers career opportunities for individuals interested in Bicycle Mechanics to work as part of a team to service, repair and build bikes to a high quality standard.

Join a sector that's booming!

Few business sectors are changing as rapidly, or as profitably, as the Bicycle Retail and Repair industry. Revenue in the Bicycle Retailing and Repair industry is expected to increase by 3.2% in 2020-21 (IBISWorld 2020). The COVID-19 outbreak and the associated social distancing restrictions have led to more Australians taking up cycling as a safer mode of transport, raising sales of new bicycles. People are also integrating cycling into their daily routine to counter the effects of relatively sedentary lifestyles during the lockdown periods.

Why work at 99 Bikes?

99 Bikes is on an exciting growth trajectory with 220,000 bikes sold to date and a goal to have more than 60 retail stores during 2022. Being a part of a rapidly growing and successful business offers unique role diversity, opportunities for progression and making a big difference in a small team. Additionally, their Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) partnership provides 99 Bikes with world-class support across all areas of business as well as ongoing career opportunities for high achievers.

Some of the benefits of working for 99 bikes include:

  • Career progression and opportunities in the fastest-growing bike retail business in Australia.
  • Leadership training opportunities - 99 Bikes promote from within 99% of the time.
  • A base salary with uncapped commission. Workshop Managers also earn a share of profits.
  • Being part of a recognised brand that’s constantly growing and serves thousands of customers daily.
  • Great team environment with monthly reward and recognition events. Work with young, smart and capable people who are motivated by results.
  • “Earn to give” - get paid 1% on top of your annual salary and choose a charity to donate it to.
  • Help people get fit, clear their mind and reduce carbon emissions.
  • A social and fun working environment with regular events where you can let your hair down.
  • Access to staff discounts for you and your family.

What skills do you need as a Bike Mechanic?

  • Experienced Bicycle Mechanics are highly valued. However, any experience you have had working on your own bikes/ friends’ bikes will be valued.
  • Ideally you are mechanically minded and some mechanical experience in a related field is desirable.
  • Driven to meet servicing and quality targets.
  • A passion for bikes and riding.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and follow best practices.

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