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Case Study

Adam Lancaster

Super yacht crew to Junior Developer at Surfdome

My Makers Academy experience was challenging and rewarding and fantastic!

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was a Super Yacht crew member.

What made you want to start learning to code in the first place?

Coding is everywhere so knowing about it is important now a days and also it gives me the chance to make and create things that I couldn't do before.

How did you come across Makers Academy and what made you decide to apply?

I heard about bootcamps through an article I read and when I decided I was going to go to one, I looked at the ones in London and Makers Academy was the best in my opinion.

What did you find difficult during the course?

Everything! You are not going to know everything and learning to accept that is part of the journey.

What happened during/after graduation and where are you job-wise?

I was an alumni helper for 6 weeks which was great experience and I was going to tons of meetups and events to network. I kept coding and made my own personal website to keep my skills sharp. I actually applied to a few jobs and got a job at Surfdome in less than 6 weeks!

How has your life changed since graduation?

Since graduation it's a relief getting a job as it validates my decision to change career and do Makers Academy.

What advice would you give to people thinking of changing career?

Do it. If you're thinking of changing career there is a reason why and you need to follow that instinct. Don't underestimate it and do you research properly and then do it!

What do you say to people who say £8000 is expensive?

There is no other way that you can make a career change that will get you rewards quickly & in the short amount of time. Compare it to university fees, it's a fraction of the cost.

What as your biggest worry before joining Makers Academy and how do you feel about it now?

My biggest fear was it would take too long to get a job as I was on a limited budget but I think that motivated me to do as much as I could after graduating.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Challenging and rewarding and fantastic!

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Delivery
Full Time, Offline, in London Full Time, Remote, Global
Curriculum
Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy
Pair Programming
Face-to-Face Remote via VoIP
Coach-led Workshops
Live, in Person Live, Online
Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities
Certified Yoga Instructor On Site Your Own Practice, at Home
Hiring Support
Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners In Major Tech Hubs Only
Deposit
£800 £500
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

Full Time, Remote, Global

Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy

Remote via VoIP

Live, Online

Your Own Practice, at Home

In Major Tech Hubs Only

£500