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April 13th, 2018

Career Pathways

Are you 16-18 and struggling to get your foot in the door in the world of work? You’re not alone – but our Career Pathways course can help!

On this course you will learn valuable employability skills, improve your maths and English levels and gain high quality work experience with a local employer.

Many of our learners have gone onto great things after completing the Career Pathways course. Some went onto apprenticeships to study further, some progressed onto higher level course at Shape and some impressed the employer from their work experience so much that they didn’t want them to go and gave them full time employment!

This course has helped so many people, so what are you waiting for? Apply today!

April 9th, 2018

Open Day

Huge thanks to everyone who came along to our Open Day last week, we hope you enjoyed your free Easter Eggs too!

Missed the last Open Day? Not to worry, we hold interviews every week!

Apply online to secure your interview and find out more about the course we have to offer!

October 12th, 2017

What to do after Year 11

So you’ve settled into your final year of school. You may think the end point is miles away but I’m afraid you’re mistaken. It won’t be long before you’re signing each others shirts and yearbooks and making arrangements for prom night! And then before you know it…..BOOM! It’s all over.


Five years of studying, laughing, revising, detentions, friendship, learning….done. Over. Finished.


So what happens next?


Well first of all expect your teachers and career advisers to be hounding you throughout your last year to make a decision on what you want to do with the rest of your life – like that’s an easy question to answer! No Pressure!

Some of you might already know and have always known and that’s great. As for the rest of you, some will think you know, the rest will have no clue (which is OK by the way!)

If you think you know what you want to do you probably have this glamorous and perfect picture in your head of what you think a certain career will be like……trust me, whatever you think this career is like, chances are it’s nothing like what you imagine.

For those who have no clue, you may feel like you’re the only one and everyone around you has it all figured out. They don’t. You’re not alone.



So whether you have it all figured our or not – Shape is here to help!

Know exactly what course you want? Great – we’ll set you on your way to getting you qualified and into the world of work.

Haven’t got a clue? Then you’ve come to the right place…


Our Career Pathways programme is designed exactly for this situation. Here it is in a nutshell…..


  • English and maths support – with GCSE resits if needed.
  • Employability Skills
  • Various work placement opportunities for you to try so you can find out what the jobs are really like on a day-to-day basis.


We basically want to help you figure out what your next move should be before you commit to a 2 year course. Simple.

Interested? come along to our open day this month (27th Oct) to meet the Career Pathways team and have a chat.

July 25th, 2017

Open Day Month

In our month of open days we have had applicants come from far and wide around the Tees Valley area. All of them looking for advice and guidance on the career they wish to pursue. We thank you for taking the time to come along and see what Shape Training has to offer.

With our last July open day looming we are looking to fill the last spaces on our courses. There are many different levels and subjects available, not to mention the high quality work experience to be had. Everything you need to get onto that career ladder awaits you at Shape Training; Employability Skills, maths & English (Functional Skills and GCSE), Health & Safety, First Aid, Childcare, Dental Nursing and Elderly Care, Business Admin and Customer Service.

So if you are looking for help getting yourself job or apprenticeship ready pop along to the final open day of the month!

10am – 2pm

Shape Training

Sotherby Road



01642 282222

June 15th, 2017



We have a number of open days coming up next month.

Coming along to the open day will give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet the staff and tutors
  • Find out more about the different courses available
  • Have a look around the training rooms
  • Have your interview (and hopefully an acceptance and start date!)

If you would like to attend one of our open days just apply online and we will be in touch with more information!