I was an optimistic graduate – I left university thinking I would be one of many, upcoming, successful CAD designers.
My lack of experience in the industry was my weakness and I found looking for jobs extremely difficult. I finally began working as a placement designer in a well-established home furnishings company but after 5/6 months fresh talent beat me to the next available designer spot. After a few months, I still had not found work and decided the AVA course was the best thing for me. I finished the 4 week course at AVA and had a job within days of completion. It really has opened doors for me and sets me apart from other designers. The best part is I can confidently do what I am good at and be needed within the industry.