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Case Study

James Steel

Sous Chef to Junior Developer

I have a new job, more confidence and made some new friends.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working as a sous chef.

How did you find learning remotely?

It wasn't easy but it was extremely fun. It took me a while to get used to it and staying motivated was tough at times but overall a fantastic experience.

How has your life changed since learning to code?

I have a new job, more confidence and made some new friends. Nothing but positives.

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

Do it. If you have the chance to do Makers it's so worth it. Becoming a web developer was never something I thought I'd become but Makers made it a reality.

What would you say to people who say £4000 is expensive for an online course?

It is. Very. But worth it, and it's less than university. You'll get all the skills needed to actually get a job.

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

I'd never get a job. I knew they helped but I didn't think 12 weeks would be enough time to learn enough in order to get a job. Well, I got a job and I feel more confident than ever.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Difficult but rewarding.

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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