Do you want to kick start your career? Are you currently studying? Then you may belong in the SHAPE Cadet Program. We look for people who want a career and would like to fast track their learning by combining work, study and most importantly having fun!

The Building Cadet role 

A Building Cadet is a learning role supporting the project delivery teams during pre-construction, onsite throughout construction and post-construction to ensure client satisfaction.

We understand our cadets will be studying and will be expecting to work part-time. So we work with you to create a flexible working plan and accommodate university timetables and holidays. 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 admin support

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THE shape cadet development program

Being a SHAPE Cadet gives you hands-on experience with real responsibilities and a tailored learning plan to gain exposure to skills that you can’t always learn in a text book. The program kicks off with the SHAPE Induction Week to learn about SHAPE, your role, cover some basic training and introduce the SHAPE Passbook. It's a great opportunity to meet the other Building Cadets as well as network with our leadership team. 


Cadet recruitment process

** The 2017 Building Cadet intake has closed. The next intake will be in 2018 ** 

If you would like to be kept in the loop about the next round and when it kicks off, please submit your CV and a brief summary about your background and state you are interested in working to

It is important to us that you are the right fit to join our team, but it's just as important that SHAPE is the right place for you. 

To be a SHAPE Cadet you should be currently studying Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying or similar at the time of application. Equally as important though, we're looking for people who match our values, have a passion for construction and a willingness to learn. 

The application process is a lengthy one, but we want to make sure we the match is right for you, and for SHAPE. 



Our vision is to be ‘Great Place to Work’. That means we live by our values and take having fun VERY seriously.  

Life at SHAPE will see you get exposure to fast paced commercial fit-outs, give you an opportunity to get hands-on and gain access to various learning options.

Our office spaces represent what we deliver to our clients and are designed around what our people want. Depending on where you are located, you could have access to; a cricket pitch, pool tables, ping-pong tables or a gym. All our offices have a fantastic coffee machine, a well-stocked fridge and are full of people who like to have a good time.   

We offer some amazing benefits and perks; read more about them.

To get a taste of what SHAPE life is really like, check out the video below (opens in YouTube).   

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