Shape Cadet Experience

Do you want to kickstart your career? Are you currently studying? Then check out our Cadet Experience Program. We are looking for people who would like to grow their career and fast-track their learning by combining work, study and most importantly having fun!

The SHAPE Building Cadet Role

A SHAPE Building Cadet is a learning role supporting project teams throughout the delivery of the project and beyond to ensure client satisfaction.

You will get hands-on experience with real responsibilities and a tailored learning plan to gain exposure to skills that you can’t always learn in a textbook. The experience will kick off with an induction week to learn about SHAPE, your role, and find out more about the experience. We will work with you to create a flexible working plan to accommodate your studies.

The role will see you be responsible for assisting with:

  • Estimating, tendering and bid submissions
  • Document control
  • Reviewing subcontracts
  • Processing invoices
  • Minuting subcontractor and client meetings
  • Coordinating safety requirements on site
  • Coordinating defect rectification
  • Providing general support

Cadet Experience

Our Cadets experience, not only real work but also a tailored learning plan, gaining exposure to skills you can’t always learn in a textbook.

You’re going to learn the tips and tricks of your role on-site and we will support you in the development of your personal brand.



What we’re looking for

Students in either Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying or similar that match our values, have a passion for construction and a willingness to learn.

Ideal applicants will be in their 3rd and 4th year of studies, but still apply if you recently graduated as we always want to hear from great people.


Ready to apply?

If you think SHAPE sounds like a great place to work then the Cadet Experience is an excellent opportunity to kickstart your career in the construction industry.

2021 Applications are now closed, but you can send through expressions of interest in our 2022 program by contacting

Life at SHAPE

Our vision is to be a ‘Great Place to Work’. That means we live by our values and take having fun VERY seriously. Find out more about your potential career at SHAPE and the amazing benefits and perks that come along with it!