- What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?
I was working in Operations and Finance as an intern for a charity in Oxford.
- What made you want to start learning to code in the first place?
A lot of my friends are coders and they thought it would be something I'd be good at so I tried it out and it made me want to learn more.
- How did you come across Makers Academy and what made you decide to apply to the programming course?
I looked at ways of learning to code and thought a bootcamp was for me and it seemed like Makers was the best one so I applied.
- What did you find difficult during the course?
I found the pace of learning difficult and also the state of not knowing what to do most the time was also quite demotivating. It was just as hard as I expected it to be.
- What happened during/after graduation and where are you job-wise?
I started applying to jobs straight away. Most the jobs I applied to were through Makers. I got one job offer fairly quickly but I rejected it. I had other rejections and I applied to Deloitte and although I got rejected first time around, I was given a second chance and got accepted.
- How has your life changed since graduation?
I have a new job!
- What advice would you give to people thinking of changing career?
Just think about it carefully and do some coding and see if you like it day to day.
- What would you say to people who say £8,000 is very expensive?
It is expensive but it's a good investment. I don't think I would have been able to get my current job and salary for a while without doing this course.
- What was your biggest worry before joining Makers Academy and how do you feel about it now?
Biggest worry was that I would not get a job but I got a job! I was also worried I would not like coding but I do!
- Sum up your Makers Academy experience
Exhausting but rewarding.
- What advice would you give to people interviewing for developer roles?
Spend a lot of time on your tech test and during interviews learn about the company and the space they are working in. Try to learn beyond Makers and just keep learning!