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Case Study

Jonathan Sayer

Finance to Junior Developer at Rawnet

Hardest experience of my life but most worthwhile and fun!

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I graduated from university having completed a degree in experimental physics. I was searching for a job in finance and through that I taught myself C++ and found an interest in coding and decided I wanted to learn more so applied to Makers Academy!

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

I came across Makers Academy in the Guardian and I decided to apply because I wanted to learn to code more and I wanted a job in this industry.

What did you find difficult during the course?

I found it all pretty difficult especially the pace of the course and forcing yourself to think in a very different way.

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

After graduation I applied for jobs with a couple of Makers Academy hiring partners and had interviews fairly quickly. I carried on applying to jobs and had a few tech tests and then got a job at Rawnet.

How has your life changed since graduation?

I can code now to a professional level and I'm about to go into a job that I'm excited to get into. When I was looking for a job in Finance I wasn't comfortable with it but with this job I'm really excited to start.

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

Do it. If you are bored with your career and looking for a career that is exciting and learning something new everyday then do it.

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

My biggest fear was that I would not be able to keep up and that I would not know as much but now I still get that feeling but I think everyone does and you got to learn to embrace it.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Hardest experience of my life but most worthwhile and fun!

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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