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AutoCAD...City & Guilds
Has anyone had any experience of taking in AutoCAD through City and Guilds? I'm desperately looking at changing my career and have been researching other possibilities for over a year now. Really feels like I need to take the next step and retrain and I've always been drawn to the idea of working with computer design and doing project based work. I'm worried about getting a job at the end of the course, so has anyone who works as a CAD designer got any tips on starting out, getting work experience? I'm quite prepared to start on a low salary and learn on the job. Also, funding another degree isn't really financially viable at the moment, so is the job market for juniors reasonably healthy if I'm prepared to be persistent? I keep having a look around on job sites and there does seem to be a fair few junior jobs around, but very often it doesn't specify a particular qualification, just experience using AutoCAD. Will C&G suffice, and is the key to getting a foot in the door largely to show I'm keen and put together a solid portfolio?