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Case Study

James Borrell

Mechanical Engineering Student to Junior Developer at Wazoku

Just do it and take the plunge and it will be worth it.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I went to Loughbourgh university and was studying mechanical engineering but it wasn't really for me. I did a bit of travelling inbetween trying to figure out what I wanted to do and then applied to Makers.

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

I realised I've always enjoyed the logical process behind computers which ties into solving complex problems which I enjoy.

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

My uncle is a software developer and he recommended it to me as where he works they had hired a Makers student.

What did you find difficult during the course?

Managing my time! As I'm from Bristol and my girlfriend lives in Bristol so just commuting on the weekends was tricky.

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

I took a big holiday and went skiing and then went to a lot of meetups and did some networking and had a couple of interviews which led to two offers

How has your life changed since graduation?

I'm now able to pick up technologies really quickly.

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

Just do it and take the plunge and it will be worth it.

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

If it's something you know you want to do then the price should not stop you.

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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