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Become a Junior Developer

learn to code in 12 weeks

Come and learn the principles of software craftsmanship and soon you'll be starting your career as a web developer. Makers Academy is Europe's leading Developer bootcamp. Over the past couple of years, we've graduated over 1000 students into their dream jobs as junior developers - there's no reason why our next success story can't be you.

Why switch to a career as a developer?

Not satisfied with your job? Want to go to work and love what you do, day in day out? It’s time for a career change, and coding could be exactly what you’re looking for.

At Makers Academy, we’ve helped everybody from stay-at-home parents and recruiters to scientists and lawyers make their first step towards a career they’re passionate about, in jobs with huge growth opportunities.

The technology sector has been growing rapidly for years, and has been largely unaffected by the recession. With demand for developers growing 20% year-on- year, and supply of developers (mainly graduates of computer science degrees) flat lining at 1%, the demand for developers is growing rapidly. In short - the tech industry needs you!

Be in full control of your career and have creative freedom. Technology companies are notoriously known to have fun, playful offices and a relaxed, friendly working culture. On top of that, working in web development brings a wealth of opportunities to grow, learn and enjoy your work again. What are you waiting for?

Graduated May 2017

Charlotte Fereday

Programmes Manager to Junior Developer at ThoughtWorks

Life changing. Completing Makers Academy accelerated my learning with an amazing group of like minded individuals. Not only did it provide me with fundamentals of programming, it also enabled me to learn how to continue learning in an industry that is constantly changing. The meditation & yoga have also helped me to better deal with situations I find challenging.

Graduated September 2016

Jack Oddy

Restaurant supervisor to Junior Developer at ANDigital

It's been super intense and good times, bad times, it's been high pressure but I've also met people I think are going to be good friends for a long time.

Graduated August 2016

Jonathan Passe

Youth Hostel deputy manager to Junior Developer at ThoughtWorks Germany

Given the quality of what you receive it's really good value compared to most universities.

Graduated June 2016

Fergus Orbach

Pricing analyst to Junior Developer at ThoughtWorks

Great people and I learnt more than I thought was possible in 3 months

Graduated August 2016

Marco Araujo

Head Teacher to Junior Developer at Elysium

Makers is more than learning how to code.

Graduated Remote September 2016

Alex Saunders

Global Mobility at EY to Junior Developer at Existent Ltd

So, so valuable and I think it's only now that I'm working that I've realised just how much I've learnt.

Graduated September 2016

James Steel

Sous Chef to Junior Developer

I have a new job, more confidence and made some new friends.

Graduated April 2016

Joe Wroe

Mortgage Broker to Junior Developer at ThoughtWorks.

Makers Academy is really exciting and friendly. A step into the unknown.

Graduated Remote September 2016

Robert Summers

Insurance Technican to Junior Developer at Armakuni

It was an intense but very rewarding experience.

Graduated Remote November 2016

Amaal Ali

Assistant Lecturer to Junior Developer at Sage UK

An amazing transformative experience that has taught me how to be a developer

Graduated September 2016

Sophie Gill

Project Manager to Junior Developer at ANDigital

Makers Academy was intense and lifechanging

Graduated July 2016

Daniel Ortiz

Banker to Junior Developer at ThoughtWorks Spain

I'm now part of a community where there is no upper limit in terms of growth

Graduated August 2016

Merve Taner

Pharmaceutical account manager to Junior Developer at Spabreaks

Makers Academy was fun, full of friendships and learning while pushing myself beyond my limits.

Graduated April 2016

Mic Cassano

IT Consultant to Developer at Pi-Top

Crazy Nerdy Rollercoaster!

Graduated April 2016

Matthew Bridges

Recruiter to Junior Developer at Farm Digital

Makers Academy completely changed the direction I was going in for the expense of 6 months of very hard work.

Graduated July 2016

Michael Harrison

Software Tester to Junior Developer at Magnetic North

I have no regret about spending money on Makers Academy. One of the best decisions I've made.

Graduated Remote September 2016

Joe Sweeny

Flooring Director to Junior Developer at Opia

My life has changed dramatically, I have knowledge and skills that I didn't even know existed this time last year.

Graduated May 2016

Misa Ogura

Cancer Biologist to Full Stack Developer at Big Health

The best thing I've ever done.

Graduated January 2016

Vicky Gray

Education administrator to Developer at MoJ

Amazing, fun & not for the faint hearted.

Graduated May 2016

Lorenzo Turrino

Store Manager to Developer at Farm Digital

It helped me focus, work hard, and learn as much as I could.

Graduated January 2016

Andrew Dowell

Analyst to Junior Developer at Springer

Everyone at Makers has been really helpful, especially on the Ronin side of things. It's defo been good value for money.

Graduated May 2016

Annemarie Kohler

Customer Support Representative to Junior Developer

It's less time and money than a university degree and you learn everything you need to start a career really quickly!

Graduated Remote April 2016

Reiss Johnson

Photographer to Junior Developer at Createk.io

If you're willing to work hard, it's more than possible to get a great job with a great salary

Graduated February 2016

William Bautista

PR Analyst to Junior Developer at Smart Pension

Best experience in my life!

Graduated April 2016

Rachel Smith

IT Helpdesk Coordinator to Graduate Software Developer at ThoughtWorks

It's definitely the best thing I've ever done. If anything, I wish I hadn't waited.

Graduated April 2016

Rufus Raghunath

Research Scientist to Graduate Software Developer at ThoughtWorks

There is a lot of opportunity for people like us, but you have to reach for it.

Graduated February 2016

Jonathan Gardiner

Digital Marketer to Junior Developer at Global Web Index

The work and life border liners have been blurred. I no longer dread monday mornings and look forward to work!

Graduated February 2016

Giamir Buoncristiani

Bartender to Graduate Software Developer at ThoughtWorks

It was an experience that I'll remember all my life.

Graduated April 2016

Emma Baddeley

Project and Programme Manager to Graduate Software Developer at ThoughtWorks

I feel like I can make a change in peoples lives now

Graduated April 2016

Ina Tsetsova

Campaign Manager to Graduate Software Developer at ThoughtWorks

I found a really nice community and I've met really cool people.

Graduated April 2016

Arnold Manzano

Electronic Engineer to Junior Developer at PensionBee

Learning to code + Awesome people = Makers Academy

Graduated April 2016

Zeshan Rasul

Corporate Finance to Graduate Software Developer at ThoughtWorks

I've now got new skills that I couldn't even imagine I could have a few months ago. I'm now in an industry that really excites me.

Graduated April 2016

Heather Campbell

Product Owner to Software Developer at Trayport

After graduation I went to the careers fair. Went to an interview with a hiring partner through that and got a job! It all happened very quickly

Graduated April 2016

Marcus Bullock

Business Consultant to Software Developer at Trayport

My Makers Academy experience was fantastic and exhilarating and it's great to be young again!

Graduated January 2016

Deon Tan

Financial analyst to Junior Software engineer at Gower Street Analytics

My Makers Academy experience was awesome. Within 2 weeks from when I started to apply to jobs I had 3 offers!

Graduated January 2016

Errol Elliott

Business Analyst to Junior Software Engineer at the BBC

My Makers Academy experience was enjoyable in the professionally and social level. It was well worth doing!

Graduated January 2016

Amy Yang

Architect to Junior Developer at TES Global

Makers Academy is playground where you work extremely hard, make life long friends, experiment with new ideas and technologies everyday, learn and discover a part of yourself that you never thought you knew

Graduated Febuary 2016

Chris Wynne

Bar Manager to Junior Developer at Government Digital Services

Makers Academy was tiring but very enjoyable and exceeded my expectations.

Graduated January 2016

George Maddocks

Online Advertising to Junior Developer at TES Global

My Makers Academy experience was fun, mind expanding and ultimately successful.

Graduated January 2016

Aaron Sweeney

Finance to Junior Developer at Showtime Analytics

I met a lot of great people, made a bunch of friends, had a lot of fun and learned a skill that changed my life for the better.

Graduated Febuary 2016

Adam Lancaster

Super yacht crew to Junior Developer at Surfdome

My Makers Academy experience was challenging and rewarding and fantastic!

Graduated November 2015

Moe Sadoon

Account executive to Junior Developer at QA Works

Makers Academy was the best 3 months ever and I'm a happier confident person!

Graduated Febuary 2016

Matt Paul

Sound engineer to Junior Developer at Seenit.io

Great fun and I got to do yoga and mediation as well!

Graduated Febuary 2016

Michael Lennox

Technical recruiter to Junior Developer mGage

My salary is now above average for a Junior Developer in London. I learnt to code in a very short amount of time and got a job very quickly

Graduated February 2016

Emma Beynon

Digital marketer to Junior Developer at Government Digital Service

My Makers Academy experience was intense, stressful, fulfilling and fun!

Graduated October 2015

Edward Withers

English and Maths Tutor to Junior Developer at Surfdome

Makers Academy was life-changing.

Graduated November 2015

Anindya Bhattacharyya

Journalist to Junior Developer at PensionBee

Do it! You won't regret it. Coding is a lot easier than people think it is and it's a profession with a future where your skills will always be in demand.

Graduated May 2015

Maciej Kurek

Country Manager to Junior Developer at Immediate Media

The Makers Academy experience gave me a lot of confidence that I can learn quickly and changed the way I learn into a healthy dose of experimenting and breaking things.

Graduated November 2015

Adrian Booth

Finance to Junior Developer at Spabreaks

I've managed to increase my salary by 10% by getting a job as a developer and I know I'll make the money back so it's a good investment.

Graduated November 2015

Tim Hyson

Camera technician to Junior Developer at Wonga.

I gambled everything on it being a success and invested all my savings in the belief it would pay off in the end. Now I'm glad I took the risk.

Graduated October 2015

Giuseppe De Santis

Technical Support to Junior Developer at AppyParking

My life has changed for the better! I can code and I have a new job.

Graduated July 2015

Tim Robertson

Integrity analyst to Junior Developer at Populi Ltd

Makers Academy was an epic challenge, great fun, personally and professionally rewarding and unforgettable.

Graduated November 2015

Lucy Fang

Third Sector Marketing Manager to Graduate Software Developer at Thoughtworks

One of the best learning experiences of my life.

Graduated October 2015

Emily Carson

Analyst to Junior Developer at Vzaar

Makers Academy is like nothing I've ever done before and it's changed my life for the better.

Graduated August 2015

Gerard Morera

Physics Student to Junior Developer at Betvictor

Best educational experience of my life.

Graduated August 2015

Jonathan Sayer

Finance to Junior Developer at Rawnet

Hardest experience of my life but most worthwhile and fun!

Graduated August 2015

Nicola Hughes

Data Journalist to Junior Developer at ThoughtWorks

I can code and I got a job and I'm now looking forward to working in the tech industry and not just media.

Graduated August 2015

Kirsten Jones

Lawyer to Junior Developer at Financial Times

Makers Academy is an incredible environment to learn in. You don't just learn to code here but you also have lots of fun and meet great people and have an amazing support network of expert coders and wellbeing support.

Graduated June 2015

Sara O'Connor

Childrens Author to Junior Developer at Exceedra

A total emotional rollercoaster with great people on the ride with me!

Graduated September 2015

Retesh Bajaj

Cardiology Doctor who learnt to code

It was memorable and life changing and my life won't be the same again.

Graduated October 2014

Ruth Earle

Full-time Mum to Junior Developer at Mergermarket

Makers Academy is an investment in yourself and to be honest, it’s quite cheap in the long run. It’s about you as a person and you are gaining skills that will be extremely useful for many, many years and when you look at it that way, it's actually a steal.

Graduated December 2014

Tatiana Soukiassian

PR to Junior Developer at Government Digital Service

I went on several interviews and found a position as a Junior Developer for Government Digital Service. I'm very lucky to be in a team that is truly Agile and supports my learning through mentorship, a 20% project and more.

Graduated June 2015

Alex Handy

Management Consultant to Junior Developer at Product Health

You now pay so much money to go to university so the relative cost of joing Makers Academy is minimal and you get the careers service support too.

Graduated August 2015

Paul Harker

Technical Writer to Junior Developer at CloudCredo

It was a lot of work and a lot of fun!

Graduated June 2015

Sammy Abukmeli

Personal Bank Advisor to Junior Developer at Totally Communications

My life has completely changed since joining Makers Academy. Best decision I've ever made.

Graduated June 2015

George McGowan

Operations and Finance Intern to Junior Developer at Deloitte Digital

Makers Academy was exhausting but rewarding.

Graduated March 2015

Bibiana Cristòfol

Project Manager Intern and Coordinator to Web Application Developer at Tempus Energy

Intense but worth it.

Graduated December 2014

Nicole Pellicena

Marketing Manager to Junior Developer at Deloitte Digital

The three words to describe Makers Academy are crazy, intense and awesome.

Graduated May 2015

Ed O'Brien

Waiter to Junior Developer at FNZ

I'll be making twice as much as I was before the course so it's definitely a decent investment.

Graduated January 2015

Nick Dyer

Project Manager to Junior Developer at Atos Consulting

I am now enjoying work and getting to work with cool people. I’m just a lot happier than I was before.

Graduated May 2015

Vanessa Virgitti

Online Marketing Manager to Junior Developer at Mergermarket

Makers Academy is challenging and intense, but full of rewards!

Graduated January 2015

Rachel Nolan

Subscription Cheese Box Startup to Junior Developer at Atos

Makers was great fun! The best thing I’ve done in terms of education!

Graduated March 2015

Andy Newman

Commercial Management to Junior Developer at Financial Times Labs

It's difficult to remember life before Makers, but I'm really looking forward to starting my new career!

Graduated May 2014

Sarah Young

Academic to Junior Developer at Deloitte Digital

My time at Makers Academy was intellectually challenging, a roller coaster of joy, and one of the best decisions of my life.

Graduated April 2015

Chris Ward

Senior Project Manager to Junior Developer at Alliants

Best decision I could have made.

Graduated March 2015

Matteo Manzo

Hotel Bartender to Junior Software Engineer at Compare The Market

Makers was both a big jump and a huge bet, but it was the best decision I could have made!

Graduated January 2015

Alex Blease

Medical Services IT Manager to Web Developer at CloudCredo

Makers Academy changed my life. I now work in a job that suits me and I really enjoy working how I want.

Graduated December 2014

Craig Horsborough

Recruitment Consultant to Junior Developer at Tombola

Take the leap, you won’t regret it.

Graduated June 2014

Nico Saueressig

Music Producer to Junior Developer at Shutl (eBay)

Makers are doing an amazing job at finding great, unique and dedicated individuals to work with. After graduation three weeks down the line I had two full-time job offers.

Graduated June 2014

Sroop Sunar

Illustrator to Junior Developer at New Bamboo

Students from Makers Academy are not the same kind of species as normal developers out there and it’s your background and experiences that don’t necessarily relate to coding that will give you an edge.

Graduated June 2014

Stefania Cardenas

ICT Recruiter to Junior Developer at Onfido

Makers Academy changed my life. It gave me the confidence to know that I can achieve whatever I want in life.

Graduated May 2014

Andrew Cumine

Aeronautic Engineering Graduate to Junior Developer at Red Badger

Although £8,000 might feel very expensive just think about how much a years' worth of university tuition.

Graduated June 2014

Will Hall

Research & Development Scientist to Junior Developer at Factory Media

My Makers Academy experience was intense, tiring and fun. Everybody was very positive and driven to learn and work together. It was easy to stay motivated in that environment.

Graduated October 2014

Nick Roberts

Business Development Manager to Junior Developer at Red56

Since graduation my life has changed, as I enjoy my work a lot more in general.

Graduated December 2014

Yvette Cook

Project Manager to iOS Developer at MyGravity

Makers was probably the best experience of my life! It was life-changing and like any big change, it wasn’t always easy but I now feel that my future is very bright.

Graduated December 2014

Tim Scully

From Tesco to Junior Developer at Ogilvy and Mather

A course like this is possibly the best thing you can do to help yourself, both for employability and your own mindset.

Graduated October 2014

Maya Driver

Website Manager to Junior Developer at Deloitte Digital

It was the hardest thing I've ever done and the best thing I've ever done.

Graduated December 2014

Elena Garrone

Restaurant Supervisor to Junior Developer at Legal & General in Hove

Makers Academy will stay with me forever!

Graduated April 2015

Thomas Strothjohann

Newspaper Editor to Junior Developer at Zeit Online

Makers was three of the most empowering months of my life!

Graduated April 2015

Tom Coakes

Marketing Executive to Junior Developer at Mergermarket

I'm getting paid to do the same things I did at Makers Academy and I love it!

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Our hiring partners

Sounds amazing so far, right? Think about this, a Makers Academy graduate in a Junior Developer role is £32k and we work with a range of incredible companies to make sure you find an environment that suits you. Not to mention the growth opportunities and employee perks on top of that. What are you waiting for?

A World-Leading

Curriculum

We're passionate about education and software development. Our course has been designed by industry experts to introduce you to the most-used technologies in today's marketplace, and to equip you with the skills you need to quickly find a job as a junior developer.

Ruby

Ruby is a general-purpose programming language. The brainchild of many other brilliant languages, it's an intuitive route into programming. Ruby is used in web applications through frameworks like Rails and Sinatra.

HTML

HTML is the building material of the web. We'll guide you towards building beautiful, structured webpages and altering content dynamically, both on the server and client-side.

JavaScript

JavaScript is rapidly becoming the biggest programming language in the world. You can use it anywhere: to animate text on a page, to run a high-throughput server, and to enable your coffee machine to work over WiFi.

git

git is the world's most popular way to manage, share, and distribute code. We embed best GitHub practices from the get-go, which perfectly suits our focus on Pair Programming - and our Hiring Partners.

A World-Leading

Curriculum

We're passionate about education and software development. Our course has been designed by industry experts to introduce you to the most used technologies in today's marketplace, and to equip you with the skills you need to quickly find a job as a Junior Developer.


About the course

Delivery
Full Time, Offline, in London
Curriculum
Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy
Pair Programming
Face-to-Face
Coach-led Workshops
Live, in Person
Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities
Certified Yoga Instructor On Site
Hiring Support
Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners
Deposit
£800
Womens Discount
£500
Careers Fair @MA HQ, London
Talks by Industry Leaders
Live, in Person

Delivery

Curriculum

Pair Programming

Coach-led Workshops

Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities

Hiring Support

Deposit

Womens Discount

Careers Fair @MA HQ, London

Talks by Industry Leaders

Full Time, Offline, in London

Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy

Face-to-Face

Live, in Person

Certified Yoga Instructor On Site

Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners

£800

£500

Live, in Person

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We run cohorts every 4 weeks and applications are highly competitive. Apply early to avoid disappointment.