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Case Study

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.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working for a bank!

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

I wanted to learn to code because my old job wasn't exercising my brain much. I worked in finance and that is enough said!

What did you find difficult during the course?

I constantly felt I was inadequate as there were people who were better than me but you shouldn't compare yourself against others instead compare yourself against the person you were yesterday.

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

I worked as an Alumni Helper for Makers Academy and that boosted my confidence a lot after I graduated as I felt I wasn't ready. I then got a job at Spabreaks.

How has your life changed since graduation?

I feel like my world has opened up and I feel like there is a lot more I can do that I didn't feel like I could do before. I built some really useful programs the other day thanks to the skills I got at Makers Academy!

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

If your gut says yes then do it!

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

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.

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

I didn't have any because I spoke to many graduates and still it exceeded my expectations!

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

One of the best things I did in my life!

What advice would you give to people interviewing for developer roles?

Whenever you are interviewing always think to yourself what would a Makers Coach say. I say that because I didn't finish the technical challenge at the interview and the only way I got in is because I followed everything I learnt here like best practices, testing etc.

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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