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Careers

Words by Hargroves Cycles on 18/07/2019 13:12:00

Careers

Do What you Love

Find a career in the cycling industry

This could be your opportunity to work for one of the UK's leading Cycling retailers. First established in 1981, Hargroves Cycles are a recognized cycling retailer in the South of England who are trusted by the cycling community.  We ensure the products and services needed by cyclists are readily available at the best possible prices, supported by the highest levels of customers service.   Hargroves Cycles reaches the rest of the UK and internationally through its website, an online destination for the cycling community seeking out the latest products from the industry's leading brands.


Workshop Technician - Monday to Friday

Location: 150 Commercial Road, Totton, Southampton SO40 3AA
Hours: Full time (Mon-Fri)
Salary: £20,000-£25,000 - depending on experience


Hargroves Cycles are looking for an experienced Workshop Technician to join our Websales team based in Southampton. We are looking for someone who has a passion for cycling, holds a recognized qualification as a cycle technician (Cytech Level 2 or equivalent experience), and can demonstrate a proven track record as a cycle mechanic.

About The Job

The ideal candidate will have good experience of building and maintaining all bike types, good knowledge of Shimano and SRAM groupsets and a clear desire to work as part of a strong and committed team. If this sounds like you and you feel you have what it takes to build, repair, and maintain high-end cycling equipment, then we would love to hear from you!


Your Role

  • Building and inspection of all bike types including performing adjustments to PDI standard
  • Packaging of bikes for dispatch in an efficient and professional manner
  • Basic Warehouse operations such as booking in of stock, safe manual handling of deliveries and boxed bikes
  • Play an active role in maintaining an efficient stock management system
  • Occasional driving of company van preferred, but not essential

You’ll Need The Following Skills

  • Good technical knowledge of an extensive range of bikes (including e-bikes) and cycle equipment
  • A Cytech Level 2 qualification or equivalent industry experience with additional training provided to the successful candidate
  • Ability to work in an efficient manner to meet required deadlines
  • Good knowledge of Shimano and SRAM groupsets
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have a basic computer competency


Enjoy our benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Trade price staff purchase scheme on products including bikes, parts, accessories and clothing
  • Monthly bonus scheme
  • Pension contribution scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 29 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Secure indoor bike storage

Working Hours

Full time - Monday to Friday (Flexible hours available).


Salary

£20,000-£25,000 dependant on experience


How to apply

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and covering letter to: careers@hargrovescycles.co.uk with the subject header Workshop Technician - Monday to Friday


Salesperson – Southampton

Location: 150 Commercial Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 3AA
Hours: Full Time, 5 days a week, Mon - Sat
Salary: 20,000 - £25,000 - depending on experience


Hargroves Cycles are looking for a Salesperson to join our busy Southampton store.

About The Job

The ideal candidate will have a passion for all things bikes, have excellent customer service skills with previous retail experience. If this sounds like you and you have the desire to work as part of a strong and committed team in an incredibly varied role, then we'd love to hear from you!


Your Role

  • Providing excellent levels of customer service
  • Building lasting relationships with customers while providing excellent levels of customer service
  • Actively pursue all sales opportunities and ensure that the customer is advised on a suitable product for their individual needs
  • Maintain a smart, tidy, safe and well-merchandised working environment
  • Complete daily and weekly duties ensuring the smooth running of the store
  • Being aware of current promotions, working with EPOS systems
  • Aid in unloading stock transfers
  • Play an active role in maintaining an efficient stock management system

You’ll Need The Following Skills

  • Knowledge of an extensive range of cycle equipment as you will be building bikes; identifying faults and deciding what kind of repairs or maintenance are needed
  • Passion for cycling would be advantageous
  • Have thorough attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills both with customers and work colleagues
  • Be able to work as part of a dynamic team
  • Have the drive to achieve and the self-motivation to maintain the highest of standards
  • Ensure a smart appearance and a helpful, approachable attitude is maintained at all times
  • Have a good computer literacy
  • Have good communication skills
  • During extreme times you may be required to complete tasks outside of your normal duties/responsibilities or working hours

Enjoy our benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Trade price staff purchase scheme on products including bikes, parts, accessories and clothing
  • Pension contribution scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Secure indoor bike storage

Working Hours

Full Time, 5 days a week, Mon - Sat


Salary

£20,000 - £25,000 - depending on experience


How to apply

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and covering letter to: careers@hargrovescycles.co.uk with the subject header: Salesperson - Southampton


Apprentice Workshop Technician – Southampton

Location: 150 Commercial Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 3AA
Hours: Full Time, 5 days a week, Mon - Sat
Salary: £7 per hour



Hargroves Cycles are looking for an Apprentice Workshop Technician to join our Southampton store.

About The Job

The ideal candidate will have an interest in cycling, ambition for a career within the cycling industry and desire to learn new skills while gaining essential qualifications. If this sounds like you and want to work as part of a strong and committed team that matches your ambition, then we would love to hear from you!


Your Role

  • Complete Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Complete Cytech Theory One, Cytech Technical Two and Cytech Technical Three qualifications
  • Complete Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 in English and Maths (where applicable)
  • Maintenance, repairs and servicing
  • Maintain a smart, tidy, safe and well-merchandised working environment
  • Providing excellent levels of customer service
  • Complete daily and weekly duties ensuring the smooth running of the store
  • Play an active role in maintaining an efficient stock management system

You’ll Need The Following Skills

  • Passion for cycling and all things bikes
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills both with customers and work colleagues
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Be able to work as part of a dynamic team
  • Have the ambition to achieve and the self-motivation to maintain the highest of standards
  • Ensure a smart appearance and a helpful, approachable attitude is maintained at all times
  • Have a basic computer literacy
  • During extreme times you may be required to complete tasks outside of your normal duties/responsibilities or working hours

Enjoy our benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Trade price staff purchase scheme on products including bikes, parts, accessories and clothing
  • Pension contribution scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Secure indoor bike storage

Working Hours

Full Time, 5 days a week, Mon - Sat


Salary

£7 per hour


How to apply

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and covering letter to: careers@hargrovescycles.co.uk with the subject header: Apprentice Workshop Technician - Southampton




Want To Work At Hargroves?

We are always on the lookout for people who are talented and passionate and who share our ambition to continually deliver the highest standard of service to our customers either online or in-store. We guarantee you fun whilst you work, support and trainingand provide amazing opportunities to grow as Hargroves Cycles continues to evolve.

If we are not currently recruiting or you don't spot a job that is perfectly suited to you then please still send us your CV and a covering letter telling us what you are looking for and why you would be the perfect candidate. Please send emails to careers@hargrovescycles.co.uk.

We don't acknowledge receipt of emails but rest assured we will keep your details on hand should an appropriate opportunity arise.