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Case Study

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!

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

Worked as a German customer support representative.

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

I've always had an interest in making websites. I've took some online courses on coursera which focussed on HTML/CSS and a bit of JavaScript & jQuery. I really enjoyed that and then joined a women who code event, spoke to some women who had done a bootcamp and were now really happy. So I did some research and joined Makers!

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

Knew someone who worked with a Maker and that made me look into it. Went to a tester event in November which confirmed my decision.

What did you find difficult during the course?

The change from a 9-5 job to back to school was quite a change. Also pairing every day took some time to get used to but I do love it now and know how beneficial it is.

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

I've found a job through my personal network quite quickly. Really enjoyed hiring week and it helped me a lot to realise what I want and how I am!

How has your life changed since graduation?

Super excited to start my new career!

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

Definitely do it! Do some research before - there are loads of online courses to see if you like it enough to change careers. I also recommend the Makers taster weekend to get a feel for this place.

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

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

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

Finding a job afterwards and that I wouldn't be able keep up during the course. I have found a job and I have built about 2 projects per week which gave me confidence that I can code.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

So much fun! Learnt so much in such a short amount. Have worked with so many motivated people which made everything even nicer!

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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