At Pedal Me, we believe in looking after our people properly. That’s why our team are employees, not contractors.
There are a range of hours available: set shifts and flexible working; weekdays and weekends; daytime and evening; part-time and full-time (between 18 hours and 38 hours per week). This flexibility means our employees can have a better work-life balance.
We also allow riders to use our bikes in their personal lives (operational constraints allowing) helping our employees transport their friends and family around London; do their family shopping or get furniture from Ikea.
You’ll find that Pedal Me is an incredible place to work if you want to advance your career – we move quickly, get things done, and you will be given as much responsibility as you can handle.
Finally, you may have noticed that this industry is male-dominated – we certainly have. That’s why Pedal Me is actively seeking women (as well as men) . Because we believe that a workforce as diverse as the city will help us work better as an organisation. So, what are you waiting for? Click the headings below to find out more!
1 Rider Stream
We provide full training and all equipment necessary – be aware that the training and assessment is extremely thorough; a good attitude to learning is the key to success – more important than your starting point.
Once you have a cargo sign off you can start working for us on cargo jobs only, allowing you to earn while you improve your riding skills – both on the job and in specific training sessions with instructors.
The full passenger qualification (which is required within the first three months of employment to become a permanent employee) is usually failed first time – those who’ve failed multiple times include former cycle instructors; fire fighters who usually drive fire trucks; those who passed their driving test first time. It’s extremely hard – but you’ll have all the support you need if you’re willing to learn.
Once qualified, the initial hourly wage is National Living Wage, plus commission – so we expect you’ll earn about £10.50 – £11 an hour once fully trained. But as work gets busier and as we make improvements in efficiency it should be possible to increase that to £12.50 and beyond. But benefits don’t end there – we supply a work phone; we offer equity in the company after an initial work period.
If you do need to earn more, we pay 25% extra for anti-social hours so you can top up your earnings by working early mornings and Saturdays.
We are keen to support your professional development. Our model is that, as far is practicable, all Pedal Me staff do some riding – and we’ll continue developing your rider skills getting you passenger, and then trailer sign-offs once you’ve done your initial training so that you can do a wider range of work. But beyond that you could easily become our future Social Media whizz, New Business Lead, Web Developer or Mechanic. We’ll help you develop the skills needed depending on the direction you’d like to take.
2 Future Leaders Stream
Our future leaders is our operations and leadership trainee stream. Aimed at bright ambitious human beings looking to work hard and develop fast. Startups are places of incredible opportunity for career advancement and development if you have the right basic skills and attitude.
“Everyone rides” is the company code – so we’ll start you off with the same basic rider training as everyone else and get you out riding shifts in the sun and the rain. We’ll look to get you passenger trained within three months and then start developing your “trade” – most likely your first trade will be dispatching – organising operations to ensure smooth running, liaising with clients and helping riders do their jobs.
This stream is very much looking for leaders – those who can lead by example, being a disciplined rider who makes jobs on time, keeps their bike in good condition while keeping on top of their other duties. Is that you?
3 Mature/Experienced Leadership Stream
High flyer? Think you’ve got skills we need? Get in touch and we can look at how we could work together. We’re open to creating roles for people who we think have the potential to add something to what we do – a firm company ethos is “Everyone Rides” – this is a key part of our company culture, and a key part in how we ensure a more reliable service than anyone else – so essential that (even as a high flyer) you’re prepared to ride.
We are currently actively looking for “Trade Leads” – experienced riders at Pedal Me each have a “Trade” (Operations; Comms; Mechanic etc).
We need staff with previous experience of these fields to become “Head of Trade” – this would involve overseeing the work of staff within their trade area.
Head of Comms – to coordinate Comms Trade staff to produce a coordinated set of media, blogs, social media posts, keep website updated etc.
Head of Operations – to oversee operations staff and ensure smooth running of operations, including scheduling jobs, planning resource, client liaison. We pride ourselves on the best customer service and looking after our clients. As with all our staff, you should expect to spend some of your time riding a bike, immersed in what we do.