The photo imaging sector is fast changing and exciting but is competitive to enter. An abundance of motivation, technical skills, creativity and entrepreneurial skills are demanded. The vast majority of vacancies in this sector are never advertised, so it is essential to use your contacts and make speculative approaches for work. After graduating with a degree in photography, most students tend to work as assistant photographers, picture editors, picture researchers, photography production managers or enter specialist fields like medical imaging.

Photography roles

Photo imaging labour market intelligence

Creative opportunities

Assistant photographer opportunities


Professional bodies

Medical photography specialisms

Dermatology; Ophthalmology; Surgery/Surgical Oncology; Pathology

Medical related opportunities


Digital media

Picture libraries


Photography support services

Networking techniques

Working freelance

Portfolio advice and effective CV’s

Photography competitions

Interview questions

University of Westminster campus-based photography opportunities

Career Development Centre

We offer specialist advice for Media, Art and Design Students

  • Targeting CVs and on-line profiles for the Creative Industries
  • Part-time and graduate vacancies
  • Finding opportunities through social media
  • How to meet creative professionals and network
  • Preparation for interviews
  • Planning your career with a Careers Consultant
  • Careers information about a range of sectors and employers
  • Working for yourself
  • Volunteering
  • Further study advice

Career Development Centre staff

Careers Consultant

Elishba Zachariah
Available in Harrow on Mondays and Thursdays (room EG.15)

E: [email protected]
T: 020 7911 5184

Work Placements for second year Media, Art and Design Students

Sarah Bryan
E: [email protected]

Adele Etwaroo
E: [email protected]
T: 020 8357 7325
Harrow campus room FG.03

Teaching placements

Elise Sherman
University of Westminster Associates in Schools Coordinator

E: [email protected]
T: 020 3506 6056

Further information


Berekhet Berakhy
E: [email protected]
T: 020 3506 6112

Further information

Mentoring scheme

Employers support students with their career development

Frances Gow
E: [email protected]

Further information