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It’s our job to help you get ready for your future. Which is why we provide a wealth of support, advice and guidance to help your career take off in the right direction. We have a qualified careers advisor who can help you explore your options and guide you in making the right choices.

Where do you want to go?

Whether it’s working for someone else, continuing your education, teaching, or a change of direction, we’re here to help. You can talk through your options with our Careers Advisor or attend one of the many lectures we hold throughout the year.

For more information or to make an appointment please contact: or call +44 1202 363355

Start your own business

If you want to be your own boss we can help. The Careers Service can give you lots of useful advice from writing a business plan to the practicalities of going freelance.

Career blog articles


9 Top Tips for Getting Ahead in the Photography Industry

Employability Blog – Published 12th Aug 15

The Dots hosted a Photography Portfolio Masterclass at the incredible Spring Studios to give talented emerging Photographers the chance to have their work reviewed by some of the UK’s most prominent Picture Editors and Photographic Agents.

With such a wealth of experience in the room, The Dots team took the opportunity to ask a few questions on how to get ahead in the hugely competitive Photography industry. Here’s what the industry representatives had to say:

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Checklist your way to that dream creative job (Guest blog by Pip Jamieson)

Graduate / Student Employability Blog – Published 10th Dec 14

The scary thing about our industry
 is that while there are more creative jobs than ever before, the competition is fierce.

Since starting professional creative community The Dots, incredibly talented juniors are always asking me for tips on how to get that all-important foot in the door. To be honest there is no single thing that will land you that dream job, but after compiling tips from creative directors, artists, agencies, recruiters, industry bodies and lecturers I now firmly believe there is a combination of steps you can take; a secret sauce in a way, that if checked off will guarantee you’re leagues ahead of others vying for your dream job.

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