Graduate & Leadership Development Scheme
Would you like a job creating and delivering cycling products and helping devoted riders?
We are a fast growing young business and regularly looking for motivated people to join us. Innovation and passion in everything we do at The Rider Firm is essential to ensure we provide great products for as many devoted riders as possible.
As a company, we strongly advocate for equal opportunities and greater representation. We would very much encourage women, black & ethnic minority candidates, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBT+, and anyone from any background to please apply for roles here at The Rider Firm.
The Rider Firm was founded by brothers Peter and Tom Marchment, who wanted to create the best place for cyclists to get inner tubes for their bicycles, regardless of what size or type they were after. The venture was called InnerTubeShop and it all started in Peter's garage. This was the the first of The Rider Firm's cycling devoted businesses. Now, after only 8 years, our team has grown to 50+ employees across the UK & USA and we've become the world's leading direct to consumer wheel brand with HUNT.
We are developing industry leading technologies in house, not only for HUNT, but also for our two incredibly innovative bike brands - Cairn Cycles & Privateer Bikes, which are also seeing rapid growth in their first year of existence.
Why are we launching a Graduate Scheme?
There are many other innovations and projects we have in store and we'd love you to be part of them. We strongly believe in the creative thinking of passionate graduates and the great ideas that they can come up with. Our small, but rapidly developing company is the perfect place for personal growth and has proven to be a rapid learning curve for everyone here and we think it will be the same for everyone else who joins.
Diversity in our team and in what we do is really important and we strongly advocate for equal opportunities and greater representation. We would very much encourage women, black & ethnic minority candidates, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBT+, and anyone from any background to please apply.
If you are a devoted rider or just getting into cycling but really want to be more involved, this might be your only opportunity as we are one of the only companies in the cycling industry offering a graduate scheme.
There is a unique opportunity to join our team and work in many areas of the business - simultaneously! We strongly believe that learning multiple aspects of the business helps with being better at your role and makes you appreciate the work that everyone is doing.
We are a small business and members of our team have to be adaptable but also have great opportunities to take the initiative, gain experience and excel in many different areas. Key skill areas of our business which we are often looking to recruit for include:
- Product design
- Operations & purchasing
- Finance & book-keeping
- Customer service
- Commercial Solicitors
We'd love to hear from you if you:
- Are ready to work together across our whole Rider Firm team – helping each other out is essential!
- Are someone who will work within the Rider Firm Values.
- Have a minimum 2:1 degree (If you don't have a degree - GCSE/A Level plus experience and a proven desire to develop leadership skills)
We like to find better ways to work together.
We know that a motivated, satisfied and bike focused team is the key to creating the best products for devoted riders. TheRiderFirm team member benefits can include:
- A welcoming, open, innovative and ideas driven environment.
- Our cycle product design and marketing is fuelled by ideas and feedback from every team member.
- Flexible and tailored working hours, including support for riding, racing and family requirements.
- Working from home or, when reasonable, even from another continent (Josh worked from New Zealand for the winter).
- Group rides.
- Encouragement to commute by bike.
- Our location = Great work/riding/life balance with countryside, lanes, the South Downs, Brighton & Horsham Towns all close by.
- Heavily discounted bikes, parts, clothing and accessories (You'll not be short of free HUNT bike clothing and wheels).
- Generous annual bonus (29% of salary in 2016) to reward the whole team as we achieve our goals.
Serving riders is how we will succeed (if not we will cease to exist). Being a supportive family of riders is essential for us to achieve this.
We show true decency to each other. We work towards the best future for riders and people inside and outside of The Rider Firm.
We are riders with incredible ambition and talents. The potential of an idea and how well it serves riders is what matters – a well sustained company with a long-term view will be the outcome.
We are restlessly innovative. We only make a product if it’s better than our competitors. We are able to act fast. We learn on small test-runs while understanding the big potential and build for a sustainable business. We know that waiting for perfection can stop us getting better.
We are spending the riders' hard-earned money.
We Are Grateful
To riders, each other, industry partners & the wider community. Pay it forward.
HUNT OpenDev Film
Meet some of TheRiderFirm.CC team riding the local lanes and climbs here in Sussex for our Hunt OpenDev Team film.