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Shetland Community Bike Project

Last updated: 10th July 2024

Type of service:


Need supported:

  • Employability / Training / Career
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Re-integration


This agency offers the opportunity for suitable individuals to complete their unpaid work whilst learning skills in restoring bicycles, which in turn benefits the community in general. It also offers the opportunity of paid placements to those seeking employment but who feel that they need to build on their existing skills in order to maximise their employability.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Service users must be free from use of non-prescribed substances to begin and retain placement.

Assessment/referral process:

  • Social work

Individuals subject to a Community Payback Order with Unpaid Work Requirement. Individuals who are suitable are referred by Justice Social Work, and a joint assessment then takes place.

Contact information:

Further Information:

The Shetland Community Bike Project provides placements for individuals who are subject to an Unpaid Work Requirement as part of a CPO, and who are assessed as suitable for this placement. The Community Bike Project also offers limited paid placements for individuals who are seeking to build on their employability skills, and this can include for those who have completed their unpaid work requirement.