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Opportunities for further training vary depending on your employer and the size of the company.

Smaller companies have more limited resources, so you may find you are expected to learn on the job. This can be a steep learning curve, but some people find it is the best way to learn. You may also have the opportunity to shadow a colleague for a set period of time or enrol for design-related day-release training days and courses at nearby educational institutions.

In a large company, the training is likely to be more specific. As well as design, you might spend a significant amount of time on other areas related to the job, such as purchasing and project management, or regulations, such as health and safety.

Larger companies are also likely to offer more formal training opportunities, such as graduate training programmes, work-based qualifications, work shadowing and internal courses.

External course are available in areas such as:

  • display background design;
  • exhibition design;
  • promotional/point of sale design;
  • visitor attraction display.

Information and advice on training and continuing professional development (CPD) is available from the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) . Relevant courses are offered by D&AD .

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Written by AGCAS editors
August 2015

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