Before going onto a PGCE I plan to return to work part-time as I have two small children. From what I have read on the internet a PGCE is very intensive and I don’t think it would be right to go straight onto a PGCE with two young children.
Today I have taken a look at the job market today in regards to Graphic Design jobs.
First job that pops up is paying £19k-£21k and 2 years general Graphic Design experience is required and ideally experience with sign-making using a flatbed cutter or CNC router.
A middle weight position with a minimum of 5 years experience paying £20-£25k.
Another employer is wanting a 3+ years experience with a strong web portfolio, no salary mentioned.
Graphic Web Developer, £20k a year but must understand web development.
Graphic Design Assistant paying £18-20k, minimum 1 year of experience required.
Digital Designer/Graphic Designer position, experienced required and knowledge of web development.
My search today did not find any Junior Graphic Design positions full or part-time positions. All the positions above are full-time. What I have learnt is that there is a strong emphasis on web design and development. A Graphic Designer today is not only expected to be able to confidently use InDesign and Illustrator they are required to, at the very least, to be competent basic knowledge of web development – in some cases more than basic knowledge.