Julian House Bike Workshop

Julian House Bike Workshop is a social enterprise specialising in providing skills development courses, accredited training, work placements and employment support in a commercial environment to disadvantaged individuals who have lived in chaotic circumstances and subsequently face significant exclusion from the labour market. The people the project helps have often had a history of substance misuse, offending, homelessness and long-term unemployment, as well as direct experience of mental health problems, being in care and other complex issues. We provide people who face multiple disadvantages with the opportunity to undertake skills development courses, gain work experience, achieve accredited qualifications and an employment reference which empowers them to regain control of their life and have the means to be able to sustain themselves in the future.

The bike workshop plays an integral role in supporting Julian House’s overarching vision of ‘a just society where socially excluded people are supported & empowered to build sustainable, independent lives’.

Services

Build a Bike (Bath Bike Workshop)

The 6 week course is accredited by AQA and delivered by our qualified mechanics and provides participants with the opportunity to be active, learn a new skill, build self-confidence and gain a sense of achievement, as well as to begin to build work-related skills such as time-keeping, team working and problem solving. Participants are able to keep the bike at the end of the course, enabling to experience the freedom, independence and health benefits that owning and riding a bike brings. The course runs once a week for 3 hours a week. There are 2 courses every week


Work Placements (Bath Bike Workshop)

Graduates of the Build a Bike course have the opportunity (subject to suitability) to undertake a 6 week work placement one day a week at the bike workshop. The placement enables participants to put the skills they have learnt through the build-a-bike course into practice in the workplace. Individuals develop a portfolio of learning and receive an employment reference at the end of their placement.

Build a Bike (Bristol Bike Workshop)

The 6 week course is accredited by AQA and delivered by our qualified mechanics and provides participants with the opportunity to be active, learn a new skill, build self-confidence and gain a sense of achievement, as well as to begin to build work-related skills such as time-keeping, team working and problem solving. Participants are able to keep the bike at the end of the course, enabling to experience the freedom, independence and health benefits that owning and riding a bike brings. The course runs once a week for 3 hours a week. There are 2 courses every week


Work Placements (Bristol Bike Workshop)

Graduates of the Build a Bike course have the opportunity (subject to suitability) to undertake a 6 week work placement one day a week at the bike workshop. The placement enables participants to put the skills they have learnt through the build-a-bike course into practice in the workplace. Individuals develop a portfolio of learning and receive an employment reference at the end of their placement.

Get in Touch


If you would like to find out more about Julian House Bike Workshop, then contact Helen Bedser via phone on 01225 354650 or email her at Helen.Bedser@julianhouse.org.uk.

Contact


Address 55 New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BN

Phone 01225 354650

Email Helen.Bedser@julianhouse.org.uk

Website jhbikeworkshop.org