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Case Study

Emma Beynon

Digital marketer to Junior Developer at Government Digital Service

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

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working in digital marketing.

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

I felt I reached a point in my last career where I wasn't learning much. I happened to be working with some great developers who guided me into coding. I really enjoyed the idea of making things from scratch.

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

I was aware of Makers Academy for a while and when I stared to think of it as a career. I researched and looked into bootcamps.

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

I started looking for jobs straight away. I got a few interviews through Makers Academy and after a few weeks I had two offers.

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

It's just not worth spending the rest of your life doing something you don't enjoy.

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

It is a lot of money but if you end up getting a career change out of it and feeling happier then it is worth the money.

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

I was mostly worried about when I was going to eat and how I'd have to do all the meal prep in advance however I made it work and managed to eat!

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Intense, stressful, fulfilling and fun!

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Makers Academy

Onsite or Remote?

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