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Case Study

Andrea Armiliato

Communications Student to Junior Developer at FNZ

If you want to learn to code then Makers Academy is worth it.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

In January I graduated from university where I studied Communication.

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

I used to code by myself but everything I knew was self-taught and I needed a place to teach me the best practices.

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

I came across Makers Academy on Google and I applied because it looked like exactly what I wanted.

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

After graduation I worked at Makers Academy as an Alumni Helper. Then Makers found me a job at FNZ in the Czech Republic after we went to a recruitment hackathon there which was awesome. FNZ showed us around and paid for our meals and beers, and then gave me a job with a great relocation package.

What would you say to people who say £8,000 is very expensive?

If you want to learn to code then Makers Academy is worth it.

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

I was a bit worried about moving to London. When I had moved to big cities in the past I did not have good experiences.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

I had a great cohort. It was awesome and we just had a lot of fun and some of us will stay friends forever.

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

Follow your heart.

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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