Jehangir Shah has been working in education since 1998. He started his career in an independent secondary school teaching modern foreign languages, English and RE. He then taught GCSE English to Access students at the Oldham College.
He was programme leader for ESOL in the community and the New Deal Programme from 2002 to 2005. Since June 2005 he has worked at Leeds City College as a lecturer of ESOL and Numeracy and held the role of Curriculum Leader between 2007 and 2011. He presently delivers on the teaching and learning module for the Level 5 Numeracy course.