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. You might spend a significant amount of time on areas related to design, such as purchasing and project management, or regulations, such as health and safety.
As well as offering specific training, larger companies are likely to offer more formal training opportunities, such as graduate training programmes, work-based qualifications, work shadowing and internal courses.
External course are also available in areas such as:
The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) provides information and advice on training and continuing professional development (CPD).
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